Commercial and industrial rate changes from 1 July 2018.

Read more about these changes below.

 

Network charges for the following states changed:

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • ACT
  • South Australia

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) participant charges for the following states also changed:

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales
  • ACT
  • Victoria
  • South Australia

Network charges for the following states changed:

  • New South Wales
  • ACT
  • South Australia

Short Term Trading Market (STTM) charges for the following states changed:

  • New South Wales
  • ACT
  • South Australia

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) participant charges for the following states also changed:

  • Victoria (Tariff D only)

Rates are generally reviewed annually and change in accordance with the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) determination.

The changes in the network (transmission and distribution) charges have been made in accordance with the AER determinations. You'll find further details on regulated network tariffs and associated reviews on the AER website.

STTM stands for Short Term Trading Market and AEMO is the Australian Energy Market Operator. STTM and AEMO fees and are passed through to customers.

The Australian Energy Market Operator has increased its charges to electricity and gas retailers from 1 July 2018. The Short-Term Trading Market (STTM) has decreased its charges to gas retailers from 1 July 2018.

You'll see the updated Participant Charge rate in the Market Charges section on your invoices from 1 July 2018.

No, there are no changes for environmental charges on 1 July 2018. (These last changed 1 January 2018)

Your bill will be split pro-rata:

  • all rates and charges before and after the change will be detailed on the bill
  • your bill will be calculated with the old rates for any of the billing period before the rate change date
  • your bill will be calculated with the new rates for the billing period after the rate change date

You can easily view any updates to network charges under 'Network Charges' on your invoices from 1 July 2018.

We can only speak for EnergyAustralia, not other retailers. Our understanding is that most retailers pass on network charges to their customers. The rare exceptions would be where a customer (usually a very large customer) has entered into a separately negotiated connection contract with their distributor.

No. We expect that network charges for Victoria will next change around 1 January 2019.