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Feed-in Tariff Scheme
The Essential Services Commission set the minimum electricity feed-in tariff (FIT) to 5c/kWh on 1 January 2016. And Origin offers eligible customers 5c/kWh from this date.
The FIT rate is based on the wholesale cost of electricity, and is reviewed each year by the Essential Services Commission (ESC). The 5c/kWh applies from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2016.
All amounts are GST-inclusive (if any).
To see if you’re eligible or to apply for the scheme
Eligibility for this scheme applies to solar and other eligible forms of renewable energy systems with a size under 100 kW that were connected to the grid from 1 January 2013.
To apply, you can read our Origin Energy Feed-inTariff Agreement and complete the schedule online. Alternatively, you can print and return the completed and signed last page of the agreement to:
Solar FIT Agreement
GPO Box 186
Melbourne VIC 3001
Origin Energy Feed-in Tariff Agreement (210KB)
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. From 1 January 2016 this FIT is 5c/kWh* and applies until 31 December 2016.
For more information get in touch with our Solar Resolutions team on 1300 791 468. We're always happy to help.
*Subject to change at any time. All amounts are GST-inclusive (if any).
Previous feed-in tariff schemes
There are three other schemes operating in Victoria:
- Premium Feed-in Tariff Scheme for solar – 60c/kWh rate
- Transitional Feed-in Tariff Scheme for solar – 25c/kWh rate
- Standard Feed-in Tariff Scheme – 28.83c/kWh rate
These schemes are closed to new applicants.
If you'd like a copy of the Agreement terms for any of these schemes, please email our Solar Correspondence team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on these schemes: Download Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 97kB)
Visit energyandresources.vic.gov.au for full information.