Feed in Tariff

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Queensland
  • The current Queensland Government Solar Bonus Scheme (the Scheme) FIT rate for net metered solar electricity installations is 8 cents/kWh for system sizes up to 5kW.
  • Some retailers offers its electricity customers an additional 8 cents/kWh, bringing the total FIT rate to 16 cents/kWh.
  • 30 June 2014: End date for applications to and payment of the new 8 cent tariff.
  • For more information, please visit the Department of Energy & Water Supply or contact on 13 25 23.
South Australia
  • Systems approved after 30 September 2013 may be eligible for a Minimum Retailer Payment for surplus electricity generated from solar PV systems.
  • You will be credited at the rate of 9.8 cents for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of excess electricity that you feed back in to the grid.
  • For the more information on South Australia's Solar Feed-In Scheme please visit the Living Greener website or contact on 08 8204 2999.
Victoria
  • New customers can apply for the feed-in tariff of a minimum of 8 cents/kWh, which is available to households, community organisations and businesses who install sustainable energy systems less than 100 kilowatts in size.
  • For more information, please visit the Department of Environment & Primary Industries or contact on 136 186.
New South Wales
  • Effective midnight 28 April 2011 the NSW Government has closed the solar bonus scheme for any new applications.
  • The NSW Government announced at the Renewable Energy Summit on July 1 2011, they would work with the industry and community to set a future value for household solar energy.
  • For more information, please visit the Department of Industry & Investment or contact on 1300 136 888.
Western Australia
  • There are no mandated tariff levels in WA – consumers should speak to electricity retailers about what offers are available for connecting with them.
  • Horizon Power: From 1 July 2012, Horizon customers receive a minimum buyback rate of 8c/kWh and a maximum of 50c/kWh, depending on location. One flat buyback rate offered per town, reflecting cost of electricity generation in that town.
  • For more information, please visit the Living Greener website or contact on 08 9420 5600.
Tasmania
  • The Aurora Energy Net Metering Buyback Scheme rewards eligible Tasmanian residential and small business customers who install small-scale solar power (photovoltaic—PV) renewable energy generation technology by paying for the electricity they generate.
  • The feed-in tariff you will be paid is 8 cents per kilowatt hour—the same rate that you are charged for electricity you use.
  • For more information, please visit the Living Greener website or contact on 1300 135 513.
ACT
  • ACT's feed in tariff provides a 1:1 payment for all electricity generated for those who have their applications submitted by close of business, June 30, 2013. The 1:1 rate is applicatble until 2020.
  • Customers may still be eligible for credits for renewable energy generation, and are encouraged to check with their electricty retailer.
  • For more information about FITs in ACT please visit the Living Greener website or contact on 13 22 81.
Northern Territory
  • New customers can apply for the feed-in tariff of 1-for-1 - whatever the customer's consumption tariff is: Residential customers: 19.23 c/kWh, Commercial: 22.37 c/kWh, Commercial time-of-use customers: peak 28.63 c/kWh and off-peak 16.12 c/kWh
  • The Power and Water Corporation Grid Buy Back Rate rewards eligible Northern Territory households that install solar power (photovoltaic—PV) renewable energy systems by paying them for the electricity they generate. The scheme has a gross feed-in tariff. This means that you're paid for all the electricity that you feed back into the grid.
  • For more information, please visit the Living Greener website or contact on 08 8999 5511.