Electricity cost breakdown

This graph explains what makes up the cost of electricity price for regulated tariffs in 2016.

Regulated tariff electricity prices are set by the Tasmanian Economic Regulator (TER).

27.1% Generation

Energy generated through local hydro and gas plants and from the mainland. This does not include any cost for carbon.

5.6% Renewable Energy Certificate charges

Australian Government charges to support renewable energy generation.

0.4% Market charges

Fees payable by all customers to participate in the National Energy Market.

52.0% Network

Costs to manage and maintain the poles and wires that deliver power from generators to customers premises.

2.7% Metering

The provision, installation, maintenance and reading of meters.

12.2% Retail

Covers costs for billing, customer service and provision of information services.