With dozens of energy retailers in Victoria, the best deal will depend on the size of your business. Cafés and shops are best served by residential retailing options. Larger businesses have more opportunities, but it can get tricky.
The state-mandated Victorian Default Offer (VDO) requires all retailers to comply with pricing tariff ceilings published each year, for a fair electricity deal.
The VDO is called a standing offer, however, you may be presented with a market offer, a discount on the reference price under certain conditions. Be sure you fully understand these conditions.
There may also be higher market offers including the government-sponsored Greenpower™, and retailer plans with up to 100% renewable energy. The latter generally has the retailer source directly from remote solar and wind power plants for a larger groups of consumers.
To find out more about retailer plans, hop onto the Victorian energy retailers website and browse the many retailers’ offers