Closed feed-in tariff schemes
In the past, different rates were available for different renewable energy technologies and different sized systems. This has been streamlined to one rate for new applicants, based on the adjusted wholesale price for electricity. The minimum rate is 8 cents per kilowatt hour for 2013 and will be reviewed annually by the regulator until 2016.
Previous feed-in rates for electricity fed back into the grid are no longer available to new applicants. The closed feed-in-tariff schemes continue to be available to existing customers who maintain their eligibility. These schemes are::
- Standard Feed-in Tariff (closed to new applicants on 31 December 2012)
- Transitional Feed-in Tariff for solar (closed to new applicants on 31 December 2012)
- Premium Feed-in Tariff for solar (closed to new applicants on 29 December 2011)
Customers accessing the Transitional Feed-in Tariff and the Premium Feed-in Tariff are reminded that any additional panels added to their systems after the scheme closure dates will forfeit their access to the respective scheme.
Please note that the Department of Primary Industries does not hold or maintain a register of individual feed-in tariff customers. This information is held by your electricity retailer and electricity distributor. If you have any concerns about your current status under either the Transitional or Premium Feed-in Tariff schemes you should check with your electricity retailer as a first point of call.