Solar export charges on your bill

When you feed the renewable energy that you generate back into the grid, it appears as a negative amount on the back of your bill. In other words, it is taken off the amount that you have imported from Aurora.

The rate at which Aurora Energy buys back the excess energy you produce depends on the size of your solar system and whether you are a business customer or a residential customer. It also depends on whether you are eligible for the Legacy Feed-in-Tariff rate or the standard Feed-in-Tariff rate.

Feed-in-Tariff Rates

Current as at 1 July 2016

Residential

Legacy feed-in (X1I) – 110: 28.283 cents per kW. Fixed rate until 31 December 2018. This rate applies to customers that have met the eligibility criteria for the Legacy feed-in tariff.

Standard feed-in (X4I) – 140: 6.671 cents per kWh (GST exclusive) as at 1 July 2016. This rate applies to all other small customers with a solar system with a single phase connection up to 10kW or a solar system with a 3 phase connection up to 30kW; move into a premises that has solar connected; or who lose their eligibility for the Legacy rate.

Business

Legacy feed-in (X2I) – 120: First 500 kW per quarter is 38.577 cents per kW, and the remainder is 28.319 cents per kW. Fixed rate until 31 December 2018. This rate applies to customers that have met the eligibility criteria for the Legacy feed-in tariff.

Standard feed-in (X51) – 150: 6.671 cents per kWh (GST exclusive) as at 1 July 2016. This rate applies to all other small customers with a solar system with a single phase connection up to 10kW or a solar system with a 3 phase connection up to 30kW; move into a premises that has solar connected; or who lose their eligibility for the Legacy rate.

Non-Qualifying feed-in (X6I) – 160: If you have this tariff, please contact Aurora Energy on 1300 13 2003 to discuss your FiT rate. For further information visit the Tasmanian Economic Regulator website on feed-in tariffs (external link). For installation and further information on how to connect to solar, please visit TasNetworks.