Feed-In Tariffs

Feed-in tariffs credit your bill when your system generates excess solar power.

Sometimes, solar panels generate more energy than you use which means that you may qualify for a credit on your energy bill for sending energy back into the power grid. This is called a feed-in tariff. The rates depend on the state you live in, and may be funded by your state government, your energy retailer, or a mix of both.

New solar customers

Voluntary Feed-in Tariff Scheme

From 21 July 2014 

Origin will provide customers in the ACT with eligible solar electricity generation systems our voluntary feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of 6c/kWh* for any excess electricity exported to the grid.

To be eligible, you’ll need to have a net metered installation with a system capacity of less than 30kW. Some restrictions do apply.

Having a net metered installation means that you first use the electricity you generate from your solar system at your property – with any electricity that you don’t use going back into the electricity grid.

For more information get in touch with our Solar team on 1300 791 468. We'll be happy to help.

*Subject to change at any time. All amounts are GST-inclusive (if any).

Existing solar customers

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New solar customers

Origin currently provides a voluntary feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of 6c/kWh* to NSW electricity customers with eligible net metered renewable energy systems. Some restrictions do apply.

For more information get in touch with our Solar team on 1300 791 468. We'll be happy to help.

*Subject to change at any time. All amounts are GST-inclusive (if any).

Existing solar customers

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New solar customers

Origin currently provides a voluntary feed-in tariff (FIT) rate of 6c/kWh* to Queensland electricity customers with eligible net metered renewable energy systems.

You don’t have to be participating in the QLD Solar Bonus Scheme (SBS) to access this rate. Some restrictions do apply.

For more information get in touch with our Solar team on 1300 791 468. We'll be happy to help.

*Subject to change at any time. All amounts are GST-inclusive (if any).

Existing solar customers

Download Previous Feed-in Tariffs  (PDF 85kB)

New solar customers

Minimum Retailer Feed-in Tariff (R-FIT)

The Minimum Retailer Feed-in Tariff is a mandatory feed-in tariff (FIT) payment that electricity retailers must make to eligible net metered solar electricity customers^. You don’t have to take part in the SA Solar Feed-in Scheme (SFIS) to receive this payment.

The R-FIT is currently 5.3c/KWh*, as determined by the Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) – and Origin solar electricity customers currently receive this R-FIT rate.

For more information get in touch with our Solar team on 1300 791 468. We'll be happy to help.

* ESCOSA has declared this rate to be GST exclusive

^ Refer to ESCOSA: Retailer Feed-In Tariff Final Price Determination for 2014 Note: customers operating excluded generators (as determined by ETSA Utilities in accordance with the provisions of the Electricity Act) are excluded from receiving the FiT from ETSA Utilities but are entitled to receive the FiT Premium." (ETSA Utilities is now SA Power Networks).

Existing solar customers

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New solar customers

Feed-in Tariff Scheme

The Essential Services Commission set the minimum electricity feed-in tariff (FIT) to 6.2c/kWh on 1 January 2015. And Origin will offer eligible customers 6.2c/kWh from this date.

The FIT rate is based on the wholesale cost of electricity, and will be reviewed and updated each year until 2016 by the Essential Services Commission (ESC).

All amounts are GST-inclusive (if any).

To see if you’re eligible or to apply for the scheme

You can read the agreement and complete the schedule online then return the last page of the agreement to:

Solar FIT Agreement
Origin Energy
GPO Box 186 
Melbourne VIC 3001

Origin Energy Feed-in Tariff Agreement (228KB)

Once these steps are complete, we’ll apply the FIT to your electricity account for so long as you continue to meet the scheme requirements. This will be 6.2c/kWh from 1 January 2015.

For more information get in touch with our Solar team on 1300 791 468. We'll be happy to help.

*Subject to change at any time. All amounts are GST-inclusive (if any).

Existing solar customers

Download Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 97kB)

New solar customers

Contact your local electricity retailer about their current renewable energy buyback schemes.

Horizon Energy
Synergy

For more information about feed-in tariff schemes see:

Residential net feed-in tariff scheme
Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme


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