Info on Origin feed-in tariffs

What is a feed-in tariff (FIT)?

Solar energy saves you money by making you less reliant on the electricity grid, but what if you’re not home or you only use a small amount of energy when the sun is shining?

Thanks to feed-in tariffs, you could save money on your bills by feeding any excess energy back to the grid and what you feed back, you'll get credit for.

How much credit you get on your electricity bill will depend on the amount you feed back, what plan you're on, and what state you're in.

Feed-in tariffs are another great way that solar can help you save.


Feed-in tariff rates

Our FITs vary from state to state across Australia. With our energy plans, you will get either the standard retailer FIT or a boosted one, offered with both our Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus plans. Check your state's rates and offers below.

Solar Boost Plus Solar Boost All other plans
20 c/kWh
total feed-in tariff
15 c/kWh
total feed-in tariff
8 c/kWh
total feed-in tariff
(as of 1 July 2018)
Available to customers who have bought a new solar system from us. Conditions apply. Our plan with a higher-than-standard feed-in tariff. Available to eligible customers who have an existing solar system and switch to Origin. Conditions apply. With any Origin electricity plan, indicate you have solar panels and you may be eligible for our standard FIT.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts are GST-inclusive. To understand the key details of our plans, View Basic Plan Information.

New and existing ACT solar customers with a net metered installation with a system capacity of less than 30 kW. Some restrictions do apply.

 

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 81kb)

Solar Boost Plus Solar Boost All other plans
25 c/kWh
total feed-in
tariff
20 c/kWh
total feed-in
tariff
8 c/kWh
standard retailer feed-in tariff
(as of 1 July 2018)
Available to customers who have bought a new solar system from us. Conditions apply. Our plan with a higher than standard feed-in tariff. Available to eligible customers who have an existing solar system and switch to Origin. Conditions apply. With any Origin electricity plan, indicate you have solar panels and you may be eligible for our standard retailer FIT.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts are GST-inclusive. To understand the key details of our plans, View Basic Plan Information.

New and existing NSW electricity customers with eligible net metered renewable energy systems. Some restrictions do apply.

 

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

 

Solar Boost Plus Solar Boost All other plans

20 c/kWh 
total feed-in tariff

15 c/kWh
total feed-in tariff

Queensland: 7 c/kWh
total retailer feed-in tariff
(as of 1 July 2017)

Southern Queensland: 9.369 c/kWh
total retailer feed-in tariff
(as of 1 July 2018)

Available to customers who have bought a new solar system from us. Conditions apply. Our plan with a higher than standard feed-in tariff. Available to eligible customers who have an existing solar system and switch to Origin. Conditions apply. With any Origin electricity plan, indicate you have solar panels and you may be eligible for our standard retailer FIT.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts are GST-inclusive. To understand the key details of our plans, View Basic Plan Information.

Queensland: New and existing Queensland electricity customers with eligible net metered renewable energy systems.

Southern Queensland: Existing customers in the Essential distribution patch 

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.

Solar Boost Plus

Solar Boost

All other plans

23 c/kWh
total feed-in
tariff
18 c/kWh
standard retailer feed-in tariff
10 c/kWh
standard retailer feed-in tariff
(as at 1 July 2018)
Available to customers who have bought a new solar system from us. Conditions apply. Available to eligible customers who have an existing solar system and switch to Origin. Conditions apply. With any Origin electricity plan, indicate you have solar panels and you may be eligible for our standard retailer FIT.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts are GST-inclusive. To understand the key details of our plans, View Basic Plan Information.

New solar customers currently receiving the standard retailer feed-in tariff.

 

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

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

 

Solar Boost Plus Solar Boost All other plans
25 c/kWh
total feed-in tariff
20 c/kWh
total feed-in tariff
9.9 c/kWh
standard retailer feed-in tariff
Available to customers who have bought a new solar system from us. Conditions apply. Available to eligible customers who have an existing solar system and switch to Origin. Conditions apply. With any Origin electricity plan, indicate you have solar panels and you may be eligible for our standard retailer FIT.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts are GST-inclusive. To understand the key details of our plans, view our Energy Price Fact Sheets.

To be eligible for the Victorian Feed-in Tariff Scheme you’ll need to have a solar or other renewable energy system that's sized under 100 kW and was connected to the grid on or after 1 January 2013.

To apply, you can read our Origin Energy Feed-in Tariff Agreement (PDF 210kb) 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.

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. 

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. 

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Keep the energy for yourself!

Add battery storage to the mix. Sometimes you'll get the best of both worlds!

You can use a battery to take up any solar power you're not immediately using, and then use that later when the sun isn't shining. But once your battery is full any excess energy generated will return to the grid, so you'll still get your feed-in tariff.

Find out more about battery storage


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