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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
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).
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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 email@example.com.
For information about this scheme, download Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 97kb).
Visit Earth Resources for full information.