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).

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.

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