Billing comparison graph

This benchmarking graph appears on all residential electricity bills and shows your actual electricity use for the quarter compared to the seasonal average energy use by other households in Tasmania.

The graph is a regulatory requirement under the National Electricity Retail Law.

The electricity usage comparisons are based on the following:

  • your electricity consumption
  • the number of people living in a household
  • the season
  • the number of days in the billing period.

Simply roll over the to view information about each part of the graph.


. Benchmark graph


Your usage

If your graph shows that you use more than the average household, it may be because:

  • The graph is a guide only and based on averages, while yours is actual use. If you do use more energy than other households and would like help reducing your use, you may want to consider our energy saving advice.
  • Factors such as type of house, heating type, changes in the home, extra guests, increased use of appliances, faulty equipment and renovations can affect your use.
  • The graph does not take into account households using swimming pools/spas and other high powered equipment. If your house uses high powered equipment that is not a typical feature of houses in Tasmania, your consumption will (most likely) be higher than the average.
  • If you have a Feed-In Tariff, the figure provided for average daily usage may not accurately reflect your energy use.

Seasonal comparisons

The comparison part of the graph depends on which season your meter was read:

  • Winter period: 1 June to 31 August
  • Spring period: 1 September to 30 November
  • Summer period: 1 December to 30 February
  • Autumn period: 1 March to 31 May

More information

For more information about the graphs, the average energy use in Tasmania, energy efficiency tips, how to read your bill - visit the Energy Made Easy website (external link).