Our review Tango Energy

Tango Energy is an Australian energy retailer offering electricity plans for residential and commercial customers in Vic & NSW. They do not offer gas services and they do not operate in NT, QLD, SA, ACT, TAS or WA. 

Tango Energy offers three plans including:

  • Home Select - simple low pricing and payment flexibility
  • Tango Blue (VIC only) - 100% GreenPower accredited renewable energy
  • Victorian default offer/NSW standing offer

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

Tango Energy Retailer Overview

EstablishedElectricity AvailabilityGas AvailabilitySolar Feed-In PlansCustomer Review Score
1992 (formerly Pacific Hydro)VIC
NSW
N/AYes3.8 / 5 from 60 reviews

NOTE: All information and details included in this review about Tango 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.

Tango Energy plans compared

Tango Energy offers two simple market-rate plans, as well as the government-set Victorian default offer and NSW standing offer.

Tango Blue 

Tango Blue is only available to customers in Victoria, and features 100% GreenPower accredited, carbon-neutral renewable energy at a simple, low price. Tango Energy’s parent company, Pacific Hydro are one of Australia’s leading generators of renewable energy.

Home Select

Home Select is a basic plan, featuring simple, low pricing and flexible payment options. Customers on this plan will have the choice of paying via:

  • BPAY
  • Direct debit
  • Online using your Tango Energy account
  • In-person at any Australia Post branch 
  • Cheque and money orders made payable to Tango Energy Pty Ltd
  • Phone

Each Tango Energy residential energy plan also features:

  • A 10-day cooling-off period
  • Online account management and payment
  • Usage & supply rates fixed for 12 months
  • No exit fees

Tango Energy Available Plans By State

StateHome SelectTango BlueStanding / Default Offer
VICYesYesYes
NSWYesN/AYes

Tango Energy plan rates VIC

Tango Energy offers three residential energy plans in VIC, including Tango Blue, Home Select and the Victorian Default offer. We’ve taken a typical energy user from central Melbourne (3000) to show you an example of the costs and rates associated with each Tango Energy plan.

Tango Energy residential plans VIC


Home SelectTango BlueVictorian default Offer
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*106.70107.80112.20
Peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)23.6532.7829.92
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)16.8322.9920.13
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)12.0012.0012.00
Average yearly usage cost (electricity only 2-3 people)$1,270$1,600$1,500

*Citipower time of use 5-day

Tango Energy plan fees and charges VIC

Type of FeeCost
Reconnection fee$41.79
Disconnection fee$42.42
Dishonour payment fee$7.50
Other feesN/A

Tango Energy plan rates NSW

Tango Energy offers two residential energy plans in NSW, including Home Select and the NSW standing offer. We’ve taken a typical residential energy user from central Sydney (2000) to show you an example of the costs and rates associated with each Tango Energy plan.

Tango Energy residential plans NSW


Home SelectNSW Standing Offer
Compared to the reference price2% lower3% higher
Daily supply charge/day electricity (cents)*95.70111.10
Peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)45.9850.60
Off-peak usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)16.8318.81
Shoulder usage charge electricity (cents/kWh)21.4524.20
Solar feed-in tariff amount (cents/kWh)7.007.00
Average yearly usage cost (electricity only 2-3 people)$1,670$1,780

*Ausgrid Flexible

Tango Energy plan fees and charges NSW

Type of FeeCost
Move-in / New connection$43.88
Credit card payment fee Mastercard or Visa0.85%
Payment processing fee debit cards0.35%
Disconnection fee$43.88
Reconnection fee$43.88
Cheque dishonour fee$7.50
Direct-debit dishonour fee$7.50

Summary of Tango Energy plans

Tango Energy is an Australian energy retailer offering electricity services to both residential and commercial customers in VIC and NSW. Their main point of difference is low prices, particularly in Victoria.

In NSW they offer one simple market contract, Home Select, and the NSW standing offer. In VIC they offer a 100% renewable energy, carbon-neutral plan as well as Home Select and the Victorian default offer. 

Tango Energy is owned by Pacific Hydro, which is one of Australia’s largest producers of renewable energy. They have a Product Review score of 3.8 out of 5 from 60 reviews.

Tango Energy FAQ

Can I get Tango Energy electricity in my state?


If you’re in VIC, or NSW you can get electricity with Tango Energy. Tango Energy does not offer gas services and does not operate in NT, QLD, SA, ACT, TAS or WA.

Does Tango Energy offer business energy plans?


Yes, Tango Energy offers energy plans tailored to both small and medium-sized businesses, and large corporates.

Does Tango Energy buy solar from its customers?


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

How do I switch to Tango Energy?


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