Commercial and Industrial rate changes are effective from 1 January 2019

Network Changes

Network service providers in Victoria changed their electricity and gas network tariffs for C&I customers on 1 January 2019. These increases have been made in accordance with determinations by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and you can find further details at aer.gov.au

Further information about Gas and Electricity changes in Victoria and other states can be found below.

The electricity network service providers in Victoria include:

  • Powercor 
  • CitiPower 
  • AusNet Services 
  • Jemena 
  • United Energy

    The gas network service providers in Victoria include:

  • APA GasNet
  • MultiNet
  • AusNet Services

Electricity Retail Changes

Are the rates for all environmental charges changing from 1 January 2019? 

Generally, yes. Environmental charges are made up of two inputs: 

  1. The relevant scheme’s Certificate Price; and 
  2. The relevant scheme’s obligation percentage as determined by the regulator of each scheme. 

Rates for environmental charges generally change from 1 January 2019 due to a change in the obligation percentage of the applicable schemes.

Gas Retail Changes

Which gas charges will change from 1 January 2019?     

  • Network Charges (Distribution and Transmission) in Victoria 
  • Gas Commodity Charges in SA, Victoria and NSW 
  • Fixed (transmission) Charges in SA and NSW 
  • Environmental Charges in Victoria

Changes to network charges: Tariff V (Vic)

The Australian Energy Regulator has approved new gas network tariffs for Victorian customers effective from 1 January 2019. 

You can find more details at aer.gov.au

Changes to network charges: Tariff D (NSW, SA, VIC)

The rates for the Fixed Monthly (Transmission) Charges in New South Wales and South Australia increased from 1 January 2019 in line with CPI, in accordance with your Gas Sale and Supply contract. 

You’ll see updated charge rates on your invoices after 1 January 2019.

Changes to Victorian environmental charges?

From 1 January 2019, the VEET charge for gas will be $0.2048/GJ.

Please note: If you’re exempt from the VEET, the new rate won’t apply to you.

Changes to Victorian transmission charges: Tariff D 

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has approved new gas transmission tariffs for Victorian customers effective from 1 January 2019. You’ll see the new tariffs applied to your invoices from this date under the heading ‘Network Usage’.

A Transmission Peak Injection adjustment will be performed on Victorian gas customers covering the historic consumption period 1 January to 31 December 2018. This will reflect the differences between the AER-approved Peak Injection charges and those that were applied to your 2018 invoices. You’ll see this on your invoice under the ‘Energy Consumption’ section as ‘Longford Peak Injection Charges’.

Changes to gas commodity charge: Tariff D only (VIC, SA & NSW)

Effective 1 January 2019, where applicable, your Gas Commodity Charge rate will be updated in accordance with your Gas Sale and Supply contract to reflect the CPI adjustment. 

You’ll see updated charge rates on your invoices after 1 January 2019.