Electricity changes from 1 August 2021 – for some customers on variable rate market contracts
If you’re an electricity residential customer affected by the price change or a small business customer consuming less than 40MWh/year, you would have received an email or letter from us about the change prior to 1 August 2021.
The letter shows what you previously paid, compared to your new rates. We’ve also included information about your annual savings/costs, and whether you are currently on the right plan for you.
If you signed up just before 1 August 2021 to an electricity market rate contract, the new rates are included in your contract pack.
Your new charges will be listed on your first bill after 1 August 2021.
Electricity changes from 1 September 2021 – for customers on standard retail contracts
Victorian electricity standing offer prices will change on 1 September 2021.
If you’re an electricity residential customer affected by the price change or a small business customer consuming less than 40MWh/year, you should receive an email or letter from us about the change prior to 1 September 2021.
The letter will show what you currently pay, compared to your new rates. We’ve also included information about your annual savings/costs, and whether you are currently on the right plan for you.
Your new charges will be listed on your first bill after 1 September 2021.
We review our prices occasionally and let you know when we do. Changes are usually made when the networks (distributors) change their network charges (which reflect the cost of the transmission and distribution of electricity).
In previous years, the networks have changed their charges on 1 January to align with the calendar year. This year, the networks also changed their charges on 1 July to align with the financial year. As a result, we have decided to review and change our Victorian electricity prices from 1 August for market customers, and on 1 September for customers on standard retail contracts.
The price changes on 1 August 2021 and 1 September 2021 are primarily due to a change in network charges.
No. There’s no change to our natural gas prices on 1 August 2021 or 1 September 2021.
No. There’s no change to our GreenPower electricity charges on 1 August 2021 or 1 September 2021 for all percentage options i.e. 10%, 20%, 25%, 50% and 100%.
Our Victorian standard retailer feed-in tariff rate recently changed on 1 July 2021, from 10.2c/kWh to 6.7c/kWh (GST inclusive, if any). You should have received a letter or email from us in June about this change.
No. If you are a Victorian embedded electricity network customer, there is no change to your prices on 1 August 2021.
On 1 September 2021, the prices for a small number of embedded electricity customers on an OC Energy contract will change. Affected customers will be notified via a message on their bill from this date.
No. There’s no change to gas hot water and unmetered appliances charges in Victoria on 1 August 2021 or 1 September 2021.
On 1 October 2021, our charges will change for those Victorian business customers with unmetered electricity public lighting and miscellaneous tariffs. The changes are due to a change in network charges and the implementation of the Five-Minute Settlement (5MS) and Global Settlement (GS) rule changes. If affected, you would have received a notification from us and see the new charges on your bill after 1 October.
For any questions, you can call us on 1800 240 240 and enter 115 at the prompt or see our FAQ at originenergy.com.au/unmetered-supply. For more on the rule changes, visit: