Which Electricity Retailer Offers The Cheapest Electricity Price Plans In Singapore?

Denise Bay

Denise Bay

Last updated 02 November, 2022

As electricity tariff continues climbing, one can’t help but wonder if their home’s powered by one of the cheapest electricity price plans in Singapore. Find out if it’s time to make the switch. 


Every spending situation is unique. SingSaver assembles the 'Best For' list, so you can decide what’s best for you.


After six consecutive quarters of increase, Singaporeans can finally heave a sigh of relief as the electricity tariff will be lowered for the last quarter of 2022 (from October to December).

The regulated electricity tariff set by SP Group for 1 October - 31 December 2022 now stands at 31.82 cents per kWh (incl. GST).

The decrease, according to SP Group, is mainly due to "lower energy costs compared with the previous quarter." As such, SP Group predicts that the average monthly electricity bill for a four-room HDB flat will decrease by S$1.55, before GST.

That being said, the decrease in electricity prices in Singapore isn’t restricted to households and businesses that are subscribed to SP Services.

With a lower electricity tariff, Open Electricity Market (OEM) retailers can also afford to lower the prices of their electricity plans, which will benefit paying consumers like you and me.

As of the time of writing, consumers are free to take their pick from a total of eight energy providers in the OEM.  

Below, we share more about the different energy providers in Singapore and their unique features. We also pit the OEM retailers against each other to find the ones offering the cheapest electricity plans. 

To ensure accuracy, we will be using a 4-room HDB flat as a sample for comparison.

This article was last updated on 2 November 2022. Figures are taken from Open Electricity Market.



Electricity provider comparison

Energy Provider Unique Feature 
Geneco Price match guarantee
SP Services Default reliable electricity provider
Keppel Electric  Free Microgreen Kit with ecoGreen Plan
Tuas Power Free 12-month insurance protection
Sembcorp Power All electricity plans are greener
PacificLight Most diverse plan types  
Sunseap Solar energy-powered plans 
Senoko Energy All electricity plans include renewable solar energy
Union Power No security deposit and registration fee when  you switch to this provider 

#1 Geneco

Want a taste of having your home powered by an Open Electricity Market retailer? Consider Geneco’s aptly named Give Us A Try 6-month trial electricity plan that comes with Price Match Guarantee

At 31.52¢ per kWh (including GST), the price you see is the price you pay. There are no monthly fees and no transmission loss charges. If you chance upon a lower price than what Geneco is offering for such a trial plan within seven working days of signing up, Geneco will refund you the difference for the contract period. T&Cs apply.

Geneco also offers 12- and 24-month fixed-price plans. Their prices are as follows:

  • Get It Fixed 24 (24 months): 31.12¢/kWh including GST (S$110.04 estimated monthly bill)

  • Get It Fixed 12 (12 months): 30.98¢/kWh including GST (S$109.54 estimated monthly bill)

Want something more sustainable? Simply add on Power Eco. Select your preferred percentage of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). The costs associated with Power Eco will be added on to your Base Price Plan after that. We like how easy it is to customise your own green add-on according to your terms!  

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#2 SP Services

SP Services is the default energy provider for households in Singapore. If you don’t make the switch to an Open Electricity Market retailer, your home will be powered by SP Services. 

SP Services sets the electricity tariff every quarter to reflect the actual cost of electricity. This tariff affects the Open Electricity Market energy providers' price plans regardless of whether they are fixed price plans, discount off regulated tariff price plans, or peak/non-peak price plans. 

For those wondering, the current electricity tariff for 1 October - 31 December 2022 is set at 31.82 cents per kWh (incl. GST). Your electricity bill depends on how much electricity your household consumes. SP Services doesn’t have any special price plans for consumers to choose from.

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#3 Keppel Electric 

Keppel Electric has four electricity plans that you can choose from, two of which allow you to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Whether you prefer to lock in your fixed rate for 24 months or 12 months, the two electricity plans are priced the same. 

  • FIXED24 (24 months): 31.80¢/kWh including GST (S$112.44 estimated monthly bill)

  • FIXED12 (12 months): 31.80¢/kWh including GST (S$112.44 estimated monthly bill)

  • ecoGreen24 (24 months): 37.80¢/kWh including GST 

  • ecoGreen24 (12 months): 37.80¢/kWh including GST 

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#4 Tuas Power  

One of the best perks about getting Tuas Power to power your home is the free 12-month insurance protection thrown in when you sign up for an electricity plan with the energy provider anytime from now till 31 December 2022.

Underwritten by Singlife with Aviva, you can choose to be covered with (i) dengue aid insurance, (ii) home insurance, or (iii) utilities relief insurance. T&Cs apply. 

Tuas Power offers 12, 18 and 24-month fixed price plans. Customers of Tuas Power will continue receiving the same SP Services bill but at lower rates.

  • PowerFix 24 (24 months): 31.71¢/kWh including GST (S$112.13 estimated monthly bill)
  • PowerFix 18 (18 months): 31.71¢/kWh including GST (S$112.13 estimated monthly bill)
  • PowerFix 12 (12 months): 31.71¢/kWh including GST (S$112.13 estimated monthly bill)

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#5 Sembcorp Power

Keen on living greener without breaking the bank? Sembcorp Power’s electricity plans will be right up your alley. All their electricity plans are green, no matter which one you pick. The energy provider promises that 50kWh of Green Energy will be supplied monthly to customers on their fixed-price plans.

For a 100% Green Energy Plan that’s powered by solar panels and validated through the retirement of local Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), opt for the Sunshine Plan.

Unlike other OEM retailers, Sembcorp Power only offers 12-month fixed-price plans. They are as follows:


  • 12-Months Fixed Price (12 months): 31.81¢/kWh including GST (S$112.48 estimated monthly bill)
  • Sunshine Plan (12 months): 36.09¢/kWh including GST

Credit card holders also enjoy various bill rebates and cashback when payment is made with the right credit card. Check out their promotion page to learn more.

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#6 PacificLight

Apart from its user-friendly, easy-to-navigate website, PacificLight has a wide range of electricity plans available, including Sunny Side-Up (fixed green price plan) and no-contract, fixed price plans.

  • Savvy Saver (24 months): 31.12¢/kWh including GST (S$110.04 estimated monthly bill)
  • Savvy Saver (12 months): 31.60¢/kWh including GST (S$111.74 estimated monthly bill)
  • Sunny Side-Up - Green Plan (12 months): 31.60¢/kWh including GST 
  • Easy Peasy (No-contract): 28.88¢/kWh including GST + 50¢ daily charge

The most interesting electricity plan available at PacificLight is the Stack It Up tiered usage price plan. As its name suggests, you’ll pay a different rate depending on the amount of electricity consumed: 

  • Stack 1 - First 300kWh at 32.48¢/kWh
  • Stack 2 - Usage between 301 to 600kWh at 29.78¢/kWh; and 
  • Stack 3 - Above 600kWh at 28.98¢/kWh

The Stack It Up plan might be useful if your household consumes a ton of electricity every month.

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#7 Sunseap 

Sunseap offers a range of customisable green electricity plans that let you decide how environmentally friendly you want your energy consumption to be. Its electricity plans do not come with transmission loss charges and security deposits. 

Here’s a quick breakdown of Sunseap’s solar-powered electricity plans: 

  • Sunseap-One (6 months): 41.73¢ per kWh including GST (S$147.56 estimated monthly bill)
  • Sunseap-100 (6 months): 44.94¢ per kWh including GST (S$158.91 estimated monthly bill)

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#8 Senoko Energy 

All of Senoko Energy’s electricity plans include at least 3% renewable solar energy. Whether you’re looking for a 12- or 24-month fixed-price electricity plan, you’re bound to find something that suits your family’s needs.

If you’re environmentally conscious, consider Senoko Energy’s 100% carbon-neutral LifeGreen24 electricity plan. 

While you’re at it, check out Senoko Smart Rewards for a suite of privileges, discounts and offers from partners to make your money go further. There are also ongoing promotions that you can take advantage of!


  • LifePower24 (24 months): 31.12¢/kWh including GST (S$110.04 estimated monthly bill) 
  • LifePower12 (12 months): 30.98¢/kWh including GST (S$109.54 estimated monthly bill)
  • LifeGreen24 (24 months): 31.55¢/kWh including GST (S$111.56 estimated monthly bill) 

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#9 Union Power

Union Power offers a 6-month fixed-price plan only. You don’t have to deal with security deposits, registration fees, or transmission loss factor costs when switching to Union Power. 

  • Union Saver 6 (6 months): 48.15¢/kWh including GST (S$170.26 estimated monthly bill)

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Cheapest no-contract electricity plans

Energy Provider Fixed Price (per kWh, incl. GST) 
PacificLight 28.88¢ + 50¢ daily charge

Cheapest fixed-price electricity plans

6-month contract

Energy Provider Fixed Price (per kWh, incl. GST) 
Geneco 31.52¢
Sunseap 41.73¢
Union Power 48.15¢

12-month contract

Energy Provider Fixed Price (per kWh, incl. GST) 
Senoko Energy 30.98¢
Geneco 30.98¢
PacificLight 31.60¢
Tuas Power 31.71¢
Keppel Electric 31.80¢
Sembcorp Power 31.81¢

24-month contract

Energy Provider Fixed Price (per kWh, incl. GST) 
Senoko Energy 31.12¢
Geneco 31.12¢
PacificLight 31.12¢
Tuas Power 31.71¢
Keppel Electric 31.80¢


Cheapest discount off regulated tariff electricity plans

There are no such plans at the moment.

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Which energy provider should I choose? 

Consider your preference, budget and household electricity consumption before deciding which energy provider’s electricity plan you might want to go for. Spend some time reading about what to watch out for when choosing an energy provider

Other things worth considering? Credit card rebates, referral rebates, promo codes and each retailer’s unique value proposition. 

Your electricity bills will be lower if you make the switch — Open Electricity Market retailers strive to offer competitive rates based on SP Services’ quarterly reviewed regulated electricity tariff. 

*Note: All prices mentioned are based on the current regulated tariff of 31.82¢ per kWh (including GST).

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Best cashback credit cards for paying electricity bills

#1 UOB Absolute Cashback Card 

If you want to earn 1.7% cashback the easy way on literally everything you spend on — including electricity bills and insurance premiums — whip out the UOB Absolute Cashback Card. There’s no minimum spend requirement and no cap on how much you can earn. 

The only thing you need to take note of? It’s an American Express card, and not every merchant accepts American Express. So definitely check with your electricity provider if it accepts American Express payments! 

 

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Welcome Gift: Receive S$300 cash credit when you sign up and make a min. spend of S$1,000 for 2 consecutive months from card approval date. This promotion is only applicable to new-to-UOB credit card members. Valid till 31 December 2022. T&Cs apply.

Plus, apply for this product and score 3x entry in our Score Big Grand Lucky Draw, where you stand to win your share of over S$30,000 worth of exciting prizes! Valid till 18 December 2022. T&Cs apply.


#2 UOB One Card 

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If you want to maximise your cashback earnings from your electricity bills, consider consolidating your bills on your UOB One Card to hit the minimum spend of S$500, S$1,000 or S$2,000 every month to get a flat quarterly rebate of S$50, S$100, S$200 respectively. This will translate into a monthly rebate of 3.33%. 

You can also enjoy an extra 1% rebate on your SP bills when you qualify for your quarterly cash rebate.

 

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Welcome Gift: Receive S$300 cash credit when you sign up and make a min. spend of S$1,000 for 2 consecutive months from card approval date. This promotion is only applicable to new-to-UOB credit card members. Valid till 31 December 2022. T&Cs apply.

Plus, apply for this product and score 3x entry in our Score Big Grand Lucky Draw, where you stand to win your share of over S$30,000 worth of exciting prizes! Valid till 18 December 2022. T&Cs apply.


#3 OCBC 365 Credit Card

The OCBC 365 Credit Card is another cashback credit card that you can consolidate your monthly expenses on to earn a decent 3% cashback on your electricity and telco bills.

Suppose you can hit the minimum monthly spend of S$800. In that case, you’ll get to enjoy 3% cashback on your recurring electricity bills from OEM retailers like Geneco, Sembcorp Power, Keppel Electric and Senoko Energy, and 3% cashback on your recurring telco bills from StarHub, Singtel, M1, MyRepublic and CirclesLife. This card has a cashback cap of S$80 per calendar month — not shabby at all, in our opinion.


#4 POSB Everyday Card

An enhanced perk, the POSB Everyday Card earns you 3% rebate on recurring utility bills from SP Group, Geneco, Sembcorp Power, Union Power, Tuas Power and 2% rebate on Keppel Electric and Senoko Energy. 

The big plus about this card? No minimum monthly spend is required to earn rebates on your utility bills. But take note, the cash rebate is capped at POSB Daily$3 per calendar month for your electricity bill. 

That's not all. You can also earn a 3% rebate on telco bills from M1, Singtel, Singtel GOMO, StarHub, StarHub giga, MyRepublic and Circles.Life as long as you spend a minimum of S$800 on retail transactions within the calendar month. Remember that your telco bill's cashback cap is set at POSB Daily$3 per calendar month.

Welcome Gift: Receive S$150 cashback when you key in the promo code 150CASH upon application and make a minimum spend of S$800 within 60 days of card approval. Valid till 31 January 2023. T&Cs apply.

Find more DBS/POSB credit cards here. If you're not a new DBS/POSB credit cardmember, consider these promotions instead.

 

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To switch or not to switch?

It is entirely up to you! Switching to an OEM retailer can help you save money if you pick the right electricity plan. Sure, change can be difficult, but most retailers have processes in place to ensure a seamless transition to their respective plans.

Case in point, the cheapest electricity price plan at the time of writing is Geneco and Senoko Energy's 12-month plan at 30.98¢/kWh (including GST).

Just to reiterate, the current regulated SP electricity rate is 31.82¢/kWh (including GST). 

Let’s assume you live in an HDB 4-room flat and your monthly average electricity consumption is 350kWh.

Switching to either Geneco or Senoko Energy means your electricity bill will be priced at S$108.43 monthly instead of S$111.37 if you stuck with SP Group.

That’s an estimate of S$35.28 in savings a year!

If you do match the switch, remember to charge it to a cashback credit card to reap even greater savings!

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While Denise has a thing for travel, K-dramas, 0% sugar bbt (with boba!), Japanese cuisine and flat white, her curious nature means all sorts of random tabs are open on her phone 24/7. She doesn’t like to pay full price for anything, too.