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Retail market

In the retail market, CS Energy has a 50/50 joint venture with Alinta Energy to provide electricity to homes and businesses in South East Queensland.

CS Energy also provides retail services to large commercial and industrial users in Queensland. 

alinta energy joint venture

We formed the joint venture with Alinta Energy in 2017 to offer South East Queenslanders more choice when it comes to choosing a retail electricity provider.

Under the agreement CS Energy generates and supplies wholesale electricity, and Alinta Energy manages the retail business. 

Fast facts

  • Powering more than 190,000 customers in South East Queensland.
  • Is available to: households and businesses that use under 100 MWh per annum.
  • Location: Energex Distribution Area, South East Queensland.

A competitive business for a changing market

As a Government Owned Corporation, CS Energy has a responsibility to deliver value for our shareholders, and the people of Queensland. Diversifying our business into the retail market through our agreement with Alinta Energy is just one step we’re taking to make sure we remain competitive in Australia’s rapidly changing energy market.

Alinta Energy’s entry into the SEQ retail market has substantially increased competition and delivered better price outcomes for consumers. A Deloitte Report released in July 2018, and commissioned by Alinta Energy, found that Alinta Energy’s Home Saver Plus offer provided the lowest bill estimate, including discounts, of offers available in the SEQ retail market as of end of June 2018. Alinta is also a Canstar Blue winner for customer satisfaction. 

Outside the south east corner, Ergon Energy is the only retailer and the Queensland Government provides subsidies for consumers in these areas.

Interested in switching to Alinta Energy?

Alinta are offering their customers a 28 percent discount of electricity rates for 24 months when your bill is paid on time and in full. If you live in the Energex Distribution Area and are interested in switching to Alinta Energy, visit or contact Alinta Energy by phone on 13 37 02.