Our review of Next Business Energy

Next Business Energy is an Australian-owned energy retailer that provides electricity plans for small, medium and large businesses in VIC, NSW, SA, ACT & QLD. They do not offer residential energy plans or gas services. 

Next Business Energy has a simplistic low-cost offering. They only have one market plan, plus the standing offer/default offer in each state that they operate in. Their main points of difference are: 

  • Business-only energy 
  • Tailored account management for businesses that many other providers may not deem ‘big enough’ 
  • A Melbourne-based customer service team 

The energy retailer also pays feed-in tariffs to customers for energy generated through solar panels and sent back to the grid.

Next Business Energy Retailer Overview

EstablishedElectricity AvailabilityGas AvailabilitySolar Feed-In PlansCustomer Review Score
2014VIC
NSW
SA
QLD
ACT
N/AYes3.8 / 5 from 52 reviews

NOTE: All information and details included in this review about Next Business Energy 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.

Next Business Energy plans compared

Next Business Energy only has one market plan, alongside the standing offer or default offer in each state that they operate in. Next Business Energy’s offering includes:

  • Fixed contract terms of up to two years
  • The option to choose between single rate, single rate + controlled load, and time of use tariffs (dependant on your meter set up and location) 
  • Variable market pricing
  • 100% Melbourne-based customer service

The Next Business Energy advanced online account management tool enables:

  • Visualisation of your daily / weekly power usage 
  • Energy budgeting and usage tracking tools 
  • Customisable mobile energy alerts 
  • Future billing forecasting 
  • Bill ‘smoothing’ options
  • Account management 
  • Bill viewing 
  • Personalised ‘energy saving tips’ and helpful advice with seasonal and ongoing saving ideas 

Next Business Energy Available Plans By State

StateNBE Market Offer
VICYes
NSWYes
SAYes
QLDYes
ACTYes

NBE business energy plans VIC

Next Business Energy offers its market business energy plan in VIC. We’ve compiled examples of their rates for users in central Melbourne (3000) to give you an idea of what your business’s bill might look like with Next Business Energy.

NBE business energy rates VIC

Market Rate VIC
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*137.50
Peak usage charge electricity first 27.40 kWh usage per day (cents/kWh)25.41
Peak usage charge electricity remaining usage per day (cents/kWh)24.53
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)18.48
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)16.00

*Citipower 7-day time of use

NBE plan fees and charges VIC

Type of FeeCost
Credit card payment fee0.77%
Additional feesN/A

NBE business energy plans NSW

Next Business Energy offers its market business energy plan in NSW. We’ve compiled examples of their rates for users in central Sydney (2000) to give you an idea of what your business’s bill might look like with Next Business Energy.

NBE business energy rates NSW


NBE Market Offer NSW
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*169.40
Peak usage charge electricity first 27.40 kWh usage per day (cents/kWh)35.53
Peak usage charge electricity remaining usage per day (cents/kWh)34.65
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)17.38
Shoulder usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)21.45
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)10.00

*Ausgrid time of use

NBE plan fees and charges NSW

Type of FeeCost
Move-in / new connection fees$12.24
Monthly metering included in price$83.33
Credit card payment fee0.77%
Disconnection fee$12.24

NBE business energy plans ACT

Next Business Energy offers its market business energy plan in ACT. We’ve compiled examples of their rates for users in ACT to give you an idea of what your business’s bill might look like with Next Business Energy.

NBE business energy rates ACT


NBE Market Offer ACT
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*91.30
Peak usage charge (cents/kWh)32.67
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)17.28
Shoulder usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)22.33
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)10.00

*ACTEWAGL time of use

NBE plan fees and charges ACT

Type of FeeCost
Move-in / new connection fee $86.21
Monthly metering charge included in price $83.33
Disconnection fee $86.21
Credit card payment fee 0.77%
Additional fees may apply N/A

NBE business energy plans SA

Next Business Energy offers its market business energy plan in SA. We’ve compiled examples of their rates for users in SA to give you an idea of what your business’s bill might look like with Next Business Energy.

NBE business energy rates SA

NBE Market Offer SA
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*79.20
Peak usage charge (cents/kWh)33.99
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)26.07
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)10.00

*SA Power

NBE plan fees and charges SA

Type of FeeCost
Move-in / new connection fee $50.05
Monthly metering charge included in price$83.33
Disconnection fee $55.55
Additional feesN/A

NBE business energy plans QLD

Next Business Energy offers its market business energy plan in QLD. We’ve compiled examples of their rates for users in QLD to give you an idea of what your business’s bill might look like with Next Business Energy.

NBE business energy rates QLD


NBE Market offer QLD
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*107.80
Peak usage charge electricity first 27.40 kWh usage per day (cents/kWh)23.54
Peak usage charge electricity remaining usage per day (cents/kWh)23.10
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)19.03
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)10.00

*Energex

NBE plan fees and charges QLD

Type of FeeCost
Move-in / new connection feeNo cost
Monthly metering charge included in price $83.33
Credit card payment fee 0.77%
Additional feesN/A

Summary of Next Business Energy plans

Next Business Energy is an energy retailer that offers electricity to small, medium and large businesses in VIC, NSW, SA, ACT and QLD. They do not offer gas or residential plans. 

Next Business Energy has a very simple offering, with just one market plan available per state. They offer tailored account management to all their clients, regardless of their business’s size, and all plans also include:

  • Melbourne-based customer support
  • Advanced online account management
  • Monthly billing

The energy retailer has a good Product Review score of 3.8/5.

Next Business Energy FAQ

Can I get Next Business Energy electricity and gas in my state?


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

Does Next Business Energy offer business energy plans?


Yes. Next Business Energy offers energy plans specifically tailored to small-to-medium businesses.

Does Next Business Energy buy solar from its customers?


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

How do I switch to Next Business Energy?


To switch to Next Business Energy simply visit their website and input your details to request a quote.