Our review of Blue NRG

Blue NRG is an Australian energy retailer offering electricity plans to small-to-medium businesses in VIC, NSW, SA & QLD. They do not offer residential energy plans or gas services. 

Blue NRG has a few main points of difference. The retailer offers: 

  • A free energy usage health check with an independent consultancy to help businesses reduce energy costs 
  • Simple low rates 
  • Australia-based customer service 

They also pay feed-in tariffs to customers for energy generated through solar panels and sent back to the grid.

Blue NRG Retailer Overview

EstablishedElectricity AvailabilityGas AvailabilitySolar Feed-In PlansCustomer Review Score
2012VIC
NSW
SA
QLD
N/AYes3.8 / 5 from 31 reviews

NOTE: All information and details included in this review about Blue NRG plans, discounts, incentives, usage charges, and fees are only accurate at the time of writing, and may not accurately reflect the rates offered when applying. Actual rates may differ based on your location, electricity and gas use, or eligibility for plans.

Blue NRG plans compared

Blue NRG has two core business plans in VIC, NSW, SA & QLD including Blue Saver & Blue Essential. The main difference between the two plans is pricing. 

Blue NRG’s plans can be tailored to suit any business, including:

  • Automotive and service stations 
  • Body corporates & accommodation
  • Retail food and beverage
  • Commercial
  • Schools
  • Not-For-Profit organisations

To help businesses manage their energy usage better, Blue NRG offers expert energy-saving advice and a tailored Energy Health Check with Empower for customers using over 20MWh/annum. Their plans also include:

  • No lock-in contacts (*for customers who use less than 40MWh in Vic, 100MWh in NSW and QLD, and 160MWh SA) 
  • 100% local customer service
  • Transparent monthly billing
  • A single easy bill for multiple premises
  • Access to My Account - an online account management platform that allows you to pay bills and view daily and weekly energy usage

Blue NRG answers 96% of customer service calls within 30 seconds, which makes solving problems and asking questions easy for their customers.

Blue NRG Available Plans By State

StateBlue SaverBlue Essential
VICYesYes
NSWYesYes
SAYesYes
QLDYesYes

Blue NRG business plans compared VIC

Blue NRG offer both of their core plans for small-to-medium businesses in VIC - Blue Saver and Blue Essential. We’ve compiled examples of their rates to give you an idea of how much the energy bill for your business could be with Blue NRG.  

Blue NRG business plan rates VIC


Blue SaverBlue Essential
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*0.0057.86
Peak usage charge electricity (first 833.33 kWh per month) (cents/kWh)28.2936.76
Remaining usage electricity charge per month (cents/kWh)44.34N/A
Demand charge - Everyday 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. (cents per kWh, per month)1.60N/A
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)12.5516.39
Shoulder usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)N/A31.71
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)12.0012.00

*Citipower time of use

Blue NRG plan fees and charges VIC

Type of FeeCost
Citipower Cheque dishonour payment fee $10.89
Citipower Direct debit dishonour payment fee$10.89
Citipower Paper bill fee$5.00
Citipower Connection fee$57.28
Citipower Connection fee - Basic meter$13.20
Citipower Connection fee - smart meter$16.75
Credit card payment fee AMEX1.39%
Credit card payment fee Mastercard / Visa0.97%
Disconnection fee$57.28
Disconnection fee smart meter$16.75
Reconnection fee basic meter business hours$57.28
Reconnection fee - smart meter$16.75
Reconnection fee after hours - basic meter manual$182.15
Additional fees may applyN/A

Blue NRG business plans compared NSW

Blue NRG offer both of their core plans for small-to-medium businesses in NSW - Blue Saver and Blue Essential. 

We’ve compiled examples of their rates in central Sydney (2000) to give you an idea of how much the energy bill for your business could be with Blue NRG.

Blue NRG business plan rates NSW


Blue SaverBlue Essential
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*285.17194.24
Peak usage charge (cents/kWh)N/A41.97
Peak usage charge electricity (first 833.33 kWh per month) (cents/kWh)45.10N/A
Remaining peak usage electricity charge per month (cents/kWh)39.60N/A
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)15.4716.79
Shoulder usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)20.6821.58
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)6.206.20

*Ausgrid time of use

Blue NRG plan fees and charges NSW

Type Of FeeCost
Move-in / new connection fee
$71.70
Daily metering charge included in price$0.60
Disconnection fee$172.05
Reconnection fee$17.45
Additional fees may applyN/A

Blue NRG business plans compared SA

Blue NRG offer both of their core plans for small-to-medium businesses in SA - Blue Saver and Blue Essential. We’ve compiled examples of their rates in central Adelaide (5000) to give you an idea of how much the energy bill for your business could be with Blue NRG.

Blue NRG business plan rates SA


Blue SaverBlue Essential
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*105.22132.13
General usage flat rate (cents/kWh)N/A40.47
General usage charge electricity (first 833.33 kWh per month) (cents/kWh)30.02N/A
General usage charge electricity (next 3333.33 kWh per month) (cents/kWh)30.69N/A
Remaining peak usage electricity charge per month (cents/kWh)30.70N/A
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)6.86.8

*SA Power Networks general usage

Blue NRG plan fees and charges SA

Type of FeeCost
Move-in / new connection fee$55.55
Daily metering charge included in price$0.60
Disconnection fee$55.55 
Reconnection fee$55.55 
Additional fees may applyN/A

Blue NRG business plans compared QLD

Blue NRG offer both of their core plans for small-to-medium businesses in QLD - Blue Saver and Blue Essential. We’ve compiled examples of their rates in central Brisbane (4000) to give you an idea of how much the energy bill for your business could be with Blue NRG.

Blue NRG business plan rates QLD


Blue SaverBlue Essential
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*132.00132.00
Peak usage rate (cents/kWh)22.8325.30
Off-peak usage rate (cents/kWh)20.5921.89
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)8.008.00

*SA Power Networks general usage

Blue NRG plan fees and charges QLD

Type of FeeCost
Move-in / new connection fee$97.03
Disconnection fee$370.30
Reconnection fee$19.20
Additional fees may applyN/A

Summary of Blue NRG electricity plans

Blue NRG is an energy retailer that offers electricity to small to medium businesses in VIC, NSW, SA and QLD. They do not offer gas or residential plans. 

Blue NRG’s main point of difference is that they specialise in business energy and offer a range of perks to help business owners keep energy costs down, including:

  • User-friendly online account management and day-to-day monitoring
  • Free energy health check with an independent energy consultant for eligible customers to help them keep energy costs down
  • Single bills for multiple sites. This may be particularly helpful for retail or hospitality chains and/or body corporates and accommodation providers

Blue NRG’s plans are all relatively similar and usage rates are the main difference between them. They claim to answer 96% of customer service calls within 30 seconds and all offer no-lock-in contracts. The energy retailer has a good Product Review score of 3.0/5.

Blue NRG FAQs

Can I get Blue NRG electricity and gas in my state?


Businesses in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA can get electricity from Blue NRG. They do not offer gas or residential plans and they do not operate in TAS, NT, WA or ACT.

Does Blue NRG offer business energy plans?


Yes. Blue NRG offers energy plans specifically tailored to small-to-medium businesses.

Does Blue NRG buy solar from its customers?


Yes. Blue NRG offers retailer-funded feed-in tariffs. However, these plans will vary between states and plans so you should always confirm with Blue NRG on the feed-in tariff amount before switching plans.

How do I switch to Blue NRG


To switch to Blue NRG simply visit their website, choose a plan and enter your details. The switch can be completed online.