Solar Promise 2020 plans

NSW and QLD

  • For exports of up to 10kWh per day you'll receive our premium feed in tariff of 16c/kWh.  
    Any exports above 10kwh per day will be paid at the rate of 9c/kWh.
    The premium feed in tariff is calculated daily and prorated to your billing period.
  • Any exports during the year above 3,000kWh per year will be paid at the rate of 9c/kWh.

SA

  • For exports of up to 15kWh per day you'll receive our premium feed in tariff of 16c/kWh.  
    Any exports above 15kwh per day will be paid at the rate of 9c/kWh.
    The premium feed in tariff is calculated daily and prorated to your billing period

Save Me plans

NSW and QLD customers only

For customers who joined from 1 December 2017:

  • For exports of up to 5,000kWh per year you'll receive our premium feed in tariff (13c/kWh in NSW and 12.1c/kWh in QLD). 
  • Any exports during the year above 5,000kWh per year will be paid at the rate of 9c/kWh.

Member Promise 2020 and Simple Saver plans

  • A feed in tariff of 9c/kWh will be paid with no export limit. 

To put that into context, solar customers export an average of up to 2,000kWh per year depending on system size. 

Why can't we offer our premium FiT on all exports?  The only financial benefit we gain from a unit of exported solar is avoiding the need to buy a unit from the wholesale market within that same area at the same time. 

Will this change?

We certainly hope so. It requires the Australian Energy Market Commission (the rule maker for energy) to make an industry rule change that reduces the network companies' revenue for units of solar exported so that we can pass on those savings. In December 2016 the AEMC rejected an opportunity to adopt this change. 

We also argue that other industry overheads - such as market fees and the cost of environmental certificates - shouldn't apply to units of solar that are re-sold after being exported. Again, this would mean that the savings could be passed onto solar owners. We can do as much as possible but we're also reliant on some progressive policy from the great leaders of our industry and country.

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