A feed-in tariff is a credit customers are paid for any unused electricity that their solar power system sends back to the power grid. It is usually a set rate per kilowatt hour and paid as a credit on electricity bills.

Australian state governments used to fund feed-in tariff schemes, but they are now closed for new customers. Retailers, like us, do still provide some feed-in tariffs, depending on what state you’re in and the size of your system. To give you an indication of what rate you may be eligible for, here is a table of our current feed-in tariffs.

State EnergyAustralia feed-in tariff
Victoria 9.9 cents per kWh^
New South Wales 12.5 cents per kWh^
South Australia 15 cents per kWh^
Queensland 16.1 cents per kWh^

Currently, with a retailer FiT (Feed in Tariff) you are paid one rate for any excess energy that you export out to the grid.

With the introduction of a Time of Use (TOU) FiT in Victoria you will be paid varying rates that better reflect demand on the grid at different times of the day. Currently you have a choice of either the Flat rate FiT (above) or a TOU FiT (Below). TOU FiT is only available to residential customers.

State Peak
(3pm-9pm Weekdays)
Shoulder
(7am-3pm, 9pm-10pm Weekdays;
7am-10pm Weekends)
Off Peak
(10pm-7am everyday)
Vic 29c/kWh 10.3c/kWh 7.1c/kWh

 

^ Rates are GST exclusive. Our rates will generally be adjusted annually, and we’ll notify you when this happens.

If you're a New Customer Call 1800 171 209 to switch your plan or electricity to EnergyAustralia.
If you're an Existing EA Customer Call 1800 703 035 to change your Feed in Tariff plan.