Sometimes your solar system generates more energy than you use and you may qualify for a credit on your energy bill for sending this excess energy back into the power grid.

This is called a feed-in tariff (FIT).

The FIT depends on the state you live in and may be set by your state government, your energy retailer or a mix of both.

New and existing solar customers

From 1 July 2018 the amount that we pay for your excess solar power will reduce 

From 1 July 2018  our standard retailer feed-in tariff (FIT) will reduce from 9c/kWh* to 8c/kWh* for eligible solar electricity customers in the ACT.

The increase applies to all Origin ACT solar customers who are currently receiving the standard retailer feed-in tariff.

To be eligible, you'll need to have a net metered installation with a system capacity of less than 30 kW. 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).

Good energy with Solar Boost

Enjoy a higher feed-in tariff of 15c/kWh instead of our standard retailer feed-in tariff, plus great discounts off electricity usage charges with our Solar Boost Plan.

If you're a residential solar customer and would like details on Solar Boost, compare plans here or call 13 24 61 and press 2. For business customers, give us a call on 1300 661 544 and press 2, and we'll talk you through the offer.

Previous FIT Scheme

The ACT Electricity Feed-in Tariff Scheme was closed to new applicants in 2011.

For existing customers with solar systems under this scheme, download Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 81 kb).

New and existing solar customers

From 1 July 2018 the amount that we pay for your excess solar power will reduce

From 1 July 2018 our standard retailer feed-in tariff (FIT) rate will reduce from 9c/kWh* to 8c/kWh* for NSW electricity customers with eligible net metered renewable energy systems. Some restrictions do apply.

The reduction applies to all Origin NSW solar customers who are currently receiving the standard retailer feed-in tariff.

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).

Good energy with Solar Boost

Enjoy a higher feed-in tariff of 15c/kWh instead of our standard retailer feed-in tariff, plus great discounts off electricity usage charges with our Solar Boost Plan.

If you're a residential solar customer and would like details on Solar Boost, compare plans here or call 13 24 61 and press 2. For business customers, give us a call on 1300 661 544 and press 2, and we'll talk you through the offer.

New and existing solar customers

We’ve increased what we pay for your solar

On 1 July 2017 we increased our standard retailer feed-in tariff (FIT) rate from 6c/kWh* to 7c/kWh* to Queensland electricity customers with eligible net metered renewable energy systems.

The increase applies to all Origin QLD customers currently receiving the standard retailer feed-in tariff.

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

Solar customers - Southern QLD region only - rate changing from 1 July 2018

For Origin customers located in the Southern QLD region (Essential distribution patch) - your solar feed-in tariff will change on 1 July 2018.

The Queensland Competition Authority has set a new solar feed-in tariff for your region from 1 July 2018. For you, this means a decrease from 10.102c/kWh* to 9.369c/kWh* for 12 months from that date. 

Customers affected by the change will receive a note from us, and will see this change listed on their first electricity bill sent after 1 July.

*Tariff is GST-inclusive (if any)

Good energy with Solar Boost  

Enjoy a higher feed-in tariff of 14c/kWh instead of our standard retailer feed-in tariff, plus great discounts off electricity usage charges with our Solar Boost Plan.

If you're a residential solar customer and would like details on Solar Boost, compare plans here or call 13 24 61 and press 2. For business customers, give us a call on 1300 661 544 and press 2, and we'll talk you through the offer.

QLD Solar Bonus Scheme

For information about the 44c/kWh QLD Solar Bonus Scheme, download Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 85 kb). NB: This scheme closed to new applicants on 30 June 2013.

Want to know more?

Get in touch with our Solar team on 1300 791 468. We'll be happy to help. 

New solar customers 

From 1 July 2018 the amount that we pay for your excess solar power will reduce

From 1 July 2018 our standard retailer feed-in tariff (R-FIT) will reduce from 11c/kWh* to 10c/kWh* to eligible solar electricity customers in South Australia.

The reduction applies to all Origin SA solar customers currently receiving the standard retailer feed-in tariff.

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).

Good energy with Solar Boost  

Enjoy a higher feed-in tariff of 18c/kWh instead of our standard retailer feed-in tariff, plus great discounts off electricity usage charges with our Solar Boost Plan.

If you're a residential solar customer and would like details on Solar Boost, compare plans here or call 13 24 61 and press 2. For business customers, give us a call on 1300 661 544 and press 2, and we'll talk you through the offer.

Previous FIT schemes

The SA Solar Feed-in Scheme's 16c/kWh rate ended on 30 September 2016 

If you're an Origin customer in South Australia and were previously on this scheme, then you would have received our letter or email in August 2016 to let you know the scheme ended on 30 September 2016 and the options available to you.

Solar customers receiving SA Solar Feed-in Scheme 44c/kWh rate

The SA Government’s Solar Feed-in Scheme 44c/kWh rate is closed to new applicants.

For eligibility and other information about this scheme, download Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 98kb)

New solar customers

Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Scheme - rate is changing on 1 July 2018

The Victorian Essential Services Commission has made the decision to reduce the single-rate minimum feed-in tariff rate to 9.9c/kWh on 1 July 2018 – see esc.vic.gov.au and search ‘minimum feed-in tariff’ for more information.  

Origin will also reduce our standard retailer feed-in tariff from 11.3c/kWh to 9.9c/kWh on 1 July 2018. And from 1 July 2018, Origin will offer a standard retailer feed-in tariff (FIT) of 9.9c/kWh* to eligible solar electricity customers.

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-in Tariff 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
Origin Energy
GPO Box 186 
Melbourne VIC 3001.

Download Origin Energy Feed-in Tariff Agreement (PDF 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 July 2018, this FIT is 9.9c/kWh*.

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).

Good energy with Solar Boost  

Enjoy a higher feed-in tariff of 14c/kWh instead of our standard retailer feed-in tariff, plus great discounts off electricity usage charges with our Solar Boost Plan.

If you're a residential solar customer and would like details on Solar Boost, compare plans here or call 13 24 61 and press 2. For business customers, give us a call on 1300 661 544 and press 2, and we'll talk you through the offer.

Previous FIT schemes 

There is one other scheme operating in Victoria:

  • Premium Feed-in Tariff Scheme for solar – 60c/kWh rate 

This scheme is closed to new applicants. 

If you'd like a copy of the Agreement terms for this scheme, please email our Solar Correspondence team at solarbilling@originenergy.com.au.

For information about this scheme, download Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 97kb).

Visit Earth Resources for full information.