Feed-in Tariff RATES

Sometimes your solar system generates more energy than you use, and that means 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 rate 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

We’ve increased what we pay for your excess solar power

From 15 July 2017 we’ve increased our standard retailer feed-in tariff (FIT) from 6c/kWh* to 9c/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 news - our new Solar Boost energy plans are now available 

From 15 July 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.

For customers currently receiving a 10c/kWh feed-in tariff on Solar Boost, don’t worry, you won’t miss out. We wrote to you in July with our new offer, so if you're interested just give us a call before 31 August on 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

We’ve increased what we pay for your excess solar power

On 1 July 2017 we increased our standard retailer feed-in tariff (FIT) rate from 6c/kWh* to 9c/kWh* for NSW electricity customers with eligible net metered renewable energy systems. Some restrictions do apply.

The increase 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 news - our new Solar Boost energy plans are now available

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.

For customers currently receiving a 10c/kWh feed-in tariff on Solar Boost, don’t worry, you won’t miss out. We wrote to you in July with our new offer, so if you're interested just give us a call before 31 August on 13 24 61 and press 2, or go online to Solar Boost plan for your home. For business customers, give us a call on 1300 661 544 and press 2 and we'll talk you through the offer. 

New solar customers who’d like to switch to Origin

If you’re a residential solar customer and would like details on Solar Boost, jump onto our Solar Boost plan for your home page or give us a call on 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 NSW Government's Solar Bonus Scheme ended on 31 December 2016. 

For more details, see our NSW Solar Bonus Scheme.

For eligibility requirements and tariffs that previously existed under the scheme, including information on the scheme's closure, download Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 76 kb).

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

For Origin customers located in the Southern QLD region (Essential distribution patch) - your solar feed-in tariff also went up on 1 July 2017.

The Queensland Competition Authority has set a new solar feed-in tariff for your region from 1 July 2017. For you, this means an increase from 7.448c/kWh* to 10.102c/kWh* for 12 months from that date. 

Customers affected by the change have received 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 news – our new Solar Boost energy plans are now available

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.

For customers currently receiving a 10c/kWh feed-in tariff on Solar Boost, don’t worry, you won’t miss out. We wrote to you in July with our new offer, so if you're intererested just give is a call before 31 August on 13 24 61 and press 2, or go online to Solar Boost plans for your home. For business customers give us a call on 1300 661 544 and press 2 and we'll talk you through the offer.

New solar customers who’d like to switch to Origin

If you’re a residential solar customer and would like details on Solar Boost, jump onto our Solar Boost plans for your home page or give us a call on 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 

We’ve increased what we pay for your solar

On 1 July 2017 we increased our standard retailer feed-in tariff (R-FIT) from 6.8c/kWh* to 11c/kWh* to eligible solar electricity customers in South Australia.

The increase 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 news – our Solar Boost energy plans are now available

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.

For customers currently receiving a 10c/kWh feed-in tariff on Solar Boost, don’t worry, you won’t miss out. We wrote to you in July with our new offer, so if you're interested just give us a call before 31 August on 13 24 61 and press 2, or go online to Solar Boost plan for your home. For business customers give us a call on 1300 661 544 and press 2 and we'll talk you through the offer. 

New solar customers who’d like to switch to Origin

If you’re a residential solar customer and would like details on Solar Boost, jump onto our Solar Boost plan for your home or give us a call on 13 24 61 and press 2. 

For business customers, give us a call on 1300 661 544 and press 2 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

The Victorian Essential Services Commission has made the decision to increase the minimum feed-in tariff rate to 11.3c/kWh on 1 July 2017 – see vic.gov.au and search ‘solar feed-in tariff’ for more information.  

This means our standard retailer feed-in tariff will increase from 6c/kWh to 11.3c/kWh on 1 July 2017. And from 1 July 2017, Origin will offer a standard retailer feed-in tariff (FIT) of 11.3c/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 2017, this FIT is 11.3c/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).

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.

There are two other schemes in Victoria that ended on 31 December 2016:

  • Transitional Feed-in Tariff Scheme for solar – 25c/kWh rate 
  • Standard Feed-in Tariff Scheme - 28.83c/kWh rate

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

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

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