We have reviewed the 2019-20 minimum feed-in tariffs that your energy company should pay you for renewable power you export to the grid.
Minimum feed-in tariff review 2019-20
Draft decision released4 December 2018
Consultation close13 January 2019
Final decision28 February 2019
We have completed our annual review of the minimum feed-in tariffs that your energy company pays you for power you export to the grid via sources including solar panels.
From 1 July 2019, retailers will continue to be able to offer solar system owners either a single rate, a time-varying rate or both rates.
Feed-in tariffs to apply from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020
The minimum single rate to apply from 1 July 2019 is 12 cents per kilowatt hour
The single rate feed-in tariff applies regardless of the time of day or day of the week.
The minimum time-varying rate to apply from 1 July 2019 is between 9.9 cents and 14.6 cents per kilowatt hour
Under the time-varying tariff, customers will be credited between 9.9 cents and 14.6 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity exported, depending on the time of day and week.
Our final decision continues the approach we established for the 2018-19 feed-in tariff, giving retailers the flexibility to offer one or both forms of the tariff (either single rate or time-varying). This helps continue the transition occurring in the market, while allowing retailers to offer other feed-in tariffs in response to customer demand.
The single rate minimum feed-in tariff is 12 cents per kilowatt hour and applies at all times of the day and week.
The table below shows how the time-varying rate changes at different times of the day and week.
|Period||Weekday||Weekend||Rate: cents per kilowatt hour (c/kWh)|
|Off peak||10pm to 7am||10pm to 7am||9.9 c/kWh|
|Shoulder||7am to 3pm, 9pm to 10pm||7am to 10pm||11.6 c/kWh|
|Peak||3pm to 9pm||n/a||14.6 c/kWh|
How does the minimum feed-in tariff affect me?
Your energy bills give you information on the feed-in tariff your retailer is paying you. Every plan is different, so you should always check to make sure your energy retailer offers you one that best suits your circumstances.