Commercial and Industry rate changes are effective from 1 January 2017.

Further information about these changes can be found below.

What environmental charges changed from 1 January 2017?

The following schemes changed due to the final obligation percentage:

  • Large-scale Renewable Energy Target
  • Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme
  • Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET)
  • ACT Energy Efficiency Scheme
  • NSW Energy Savings Scheme

What changed on 1 July 2017 for electricity customers?

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

What changed on 1 July 2017 for gas customers?

Network charges for the following states changed:

  • New South Wales
  • ACT
  • South Australia

STTM charges for the following states changed:

  • New South Wales
  • South Australia

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

  • Victoria

Rates are generally reviewed annually and change in accordance with the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) determination. Changes also relate to environmental schemes.

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 at aer.gov.au.

STTM stands for Short Term Trading Market and AEMO is the Australian Energy Market Operator. These fees are charged by distributors and are passed through to customers at no cost.

You can easily view any updates to network charges under ‘Network Charges’ on your invoices from 1 July 2017.

Yes, 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 local network operator.