Commercial and Industry rate changes are effective from 1 January 2018.

Network Changes

Network operators in Victoria changed their electricity and gas network tariffs for C&I customers on 1 January 2018. 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 operators in Victoria include:

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

The gas network operators in Victoria include:

  • APA GasNet
  • AusNet Services
  • MultiNet
  • Envestra

To discuss your new rates, please call us on 1300 362 466 and choose option 2 to speak to a business energy specialist.

You can view any updates to network charges under ‘Network Usage’ on your invoices from 1 January 2018.

Retailers generally pass on network charges to their customers, unless a customer (usually a very large customer) has entered into a separately negotiated connection contract with their local network operator (and this is rare).

To find out what other retailers do, you are best to ask them directly.

Electricity Retail Changes

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

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

Rates for environmental charges generally change from 1 January 2018 due to a change in the obligation percentage of the applicable schemes.

The obligation levels for the 2018 calendar year have been announced for VEET, EEIS and ESS. As a result, your charge will change and the new rate will appear on invoices issued from 1 January 2018.

In March, we’ll be advised of the LRET and SRES obligation levels for the 2018 calendar year, after they are determined by the Regulator of each scheme. Until this time your rates will remain unchanged. After we are notified of the changes, you’ll see the new rates on your invoices, together with an adjustment backdated to 1 January 2018, for the difference between what you were charged and the new rates.

Environmental scheme

Participating state(s)

Description of charge on invoice

Large-scale Renewable Energy Target

VIC, SA, ACT, NSW, QLD

LRET Charge

Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme

VIC, SA, ACT, NSW, QLD

SRES Charge

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target

VIC

VEET – Electricity

ACT Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme

ACT

ACT Energy Efficiency Scheme

NSW Energy Savings Scheme

NSW

NSW Energy Savings Scheme


For more details on each scheme, you can go to:

Gas Retail Changes

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

The Australian Energy Regulator has approved new gas network tariffs for Victorian customers effective from 1 January 2018.

You can find more details at aer.gov.au

The rates for the Fixed Monthly (Transmission) Charges in New South Wales and South Australia increased from 1 January 2018 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 2018.

From 1 January 2018, the VEET charge for gas will be $0.1747/GJ.

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

The Australian Energy Regulator has approved new gas transmission tariffs for Victorian customers effective from 1 January 2018. 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 2017. This will reflect the differences between the AER-approved Peak Injection charges and those that were applied to your 2017 invoices. You’ll see this on your invoice under the ‘Energy Consumption’ section as ‘Longford Peak Injection Charges’.

Effective 1 January 2018, 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 2018.