Info on Origin feed-in tariffs

Looking for a great feed-in tariff to help save you money? We’ve got you covered

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Info on Origin feed-in tariffs

Looking for a great feed-in tariff to help save you money? We’ve got you covered

Jump to our rates

What is a feed-in tariff (FIT)?

A feed-in tariff is what you can earn back on your electricity bill when your solar system generates more energy than your household uses. Any left-over energy gets “fed back” into our electricity grid – we use it and pay you for it. Feed-in tariffs differ from state-to-state and what you can earn back will depend on your rate, the plan you’re on and how much energy you’re feeding back.

All our solar plans come with a feed-in tariff. You’ll be eligible for either our standard retailer FIT or a boosted one. 

Feed-in tariff rates by state

ACT

Origin Solar Boost Plus

  • Our highest feed-in-tariff
  • Available only to customers who have bought a new Origin solar system

10 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan and feed-in tariff to match. 

If you have recently installed solar panels and would like this plan please call 132 461.

Origin Solar Boost

  • Our higher than standard feed-in-tariff
  • Available to eligible Origin customers (new or existing) who already have a solar system

8 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Our best plan for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

All other plans

  • Our standard retailer feed-in tariff
  • Can be paired with any electricity plan you choose

7 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan and feed-in tariff to match. 

ACT eligibility for Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus

Previous government FIT schemes in the ACT are now closed to new applicants. To find out more, or for existing customers with solar systems under these schemes, download the Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 81kb)

Previous FIT schemes

New and existing ACT solar customers who have a net meter and no more than 10kW of inverter capacity or export 10kW or less of power back into the grid. Some restrictions apply.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts include GST where applicable. To understand the key details of our plans, see our latest solar plans or View Basic Plan Information.

NSW

Origin Solar Boost Plus

  • Our highest feed-in-tariff
  • Available only to customers who have bought a new Origin solar system

12 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan and feed-in tariff to match. 

If you have recently installed solar panels and would like this plan please call 132 461.

Origin Solar Boost

  • Our higher than standard feed-in-tariff
  • Available to eligible Origin customers (new or existing) who already have a solar system

10 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Our best plan for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

All other plans

  • Our standard retailer feed-in tariff
  • Can be paired with any electricity plan you choose

5 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

(5 c/kWh from 1 July 2021)

See great rates and plans for solar customers with lower energy exports.

NSW eligibility for Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus

New and existing NSW solar customers who have a net meter and no more than 10kW of inverter capacity or export 10kW or less of power back into the grid. Some restrictions apply.

NSW FIT rate change 1 July 2021

On 1 July 2021 we’re changing our NSW standard retailer FIT rate from 7c/kWh to 5c/kWh (GST inclusive, if any). For existing customers, if Solar is changing for you, you’ll receive a letter or email from us in June about the change. You’ll also see any new feed in-tariff on your electricity bill from 1 July 2021.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts include GST where applicable. To understand the key details of our plans, see our latest solar plans or View Basic Plan Information.

QLD

Feed-in tariff differences across Queensland: Our southern regional customers are supplied by Essential Energy, and they’re on a different tariff to the rest of Queensland. Not sure if this is you? We can help you find your distributor.

Origin Solar Boost Plus

  • Our highest feed-in-tariff
  • Available only to customers who have bought a new Origin solar system

12 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan and feed-in tariff to match. 

If you have recently installed solar panels and would like this plan please call 132 461.

Origin Solar Boost

  • Our higher than standard feed-in-tariff
  • Available to eligible Origin customers (new or existing) who already have a solar system

10 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Our best plan for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

All other plans

  • Our standard retailer feed-in tariff
  • Can be paired with any electricity plan you choose

5 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

(5 c/kWh from 1 July 2021)

Southern regional QLD only:

6.583 c/kWh standard feed-in tariff (from 1 July 2021) – for more visit qca.gov.au

See great rates and plans for solar customers with lower energy exports.

QLD eligibility for Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus

New and existing QLD solar customers who have a net meter and no more than 10kW of inverter capacity or export 10kW or less of power back into the grid. Some restrictions apply.

South regional Queensland customers are not eligible for boosted plans, however, will receive a higher standard retailer feed-in tariff. If you’re not sure which tariff you’ll receive, jump to Live Chat – our agents can help you find out. 

Southern regional QLD eligibility for standard FIT rate

New and existing south regional Queensland customers whose energy is distributed by Essential Energy. Not sure if this is you? Find your distributor online.

Previous FIT schemes

Previous government FIT schemes in QLD are now closed to new applicants. To find out more, or for existing customers with solar systems under these schemes, download the Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 81kb)

QLD FIT rate change 1 July 2021

On 1 July 2021 we’re changing our QLD standard retailer FIT rate from 6c/kWh to 5c/kWh (GST inclusive, if any). For existing customers, if Solar is changing for you, you’ll receive a letter or email from us in June about the change. You’ll also see any new feed in-tariff on your electricity bill from 1 July 2021.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts include GST where applicable. To understand the key details of our plans, see our latest solar plans or View Basic Plan Information.

SA

Origin Solar Boost Plus

  • Our highest feed-in-tariff
  • Available only to customers who have bought a new Origin solar system

12 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan and feed-in tariff to match. 

If you have recently installed solar panels and would like this plan please call 132 461.

Origin Solar Boost

  • Our higher than standard feed-in-tariff
  • Available to eligible Origin customers (new or existing) who already have a solar system

10 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Our best plan for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

All other plans

  • Our standard retailer feed-in tariff
  • Can be paired with any electricity plan you choose

6 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

(6 c/kWh from 1 July 2021)

SA eligibility for Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus

Previous government FIT schemes in SA are now closed to new applicants. To find out more, or for existing customers with solar systems under these schemes, download the Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 81kb)

Previous FIT schemes

New and existing SA solar customers who have a net meter and no more than 10kW of inverter capacity or export 10kW or less of power back into the grid. Some restrictions apply.

SA FIT rate change 1 July 2021

On 1 July 2021 we’re changing our SA standard retailer FIT rate from 8c/kWh to 6c/kWh (GST inclusive, if any). For existing customers, if Solar is changing for you, you’ll receive a letter or email from us in June about the change. You’ll also see any new feed in-tariff on your electricity bill from 1 July 2021.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts include GST where applicable. To understand the key details of our plans, see our latest solar plans or View Basic Plan Information.

VIC

Origin Solar Boost Plus

  • Our highest feed-in-tariff
  • Available only to customers who have bought a new Origin solar system

12 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Find your new Origin solar system and a great plan and feed-in tariff to match. 

If you have recently installed solar panels and would like this plan please call 132 461.

Origin Solar Boost

  • Our higher than standard feed-in-tariff
  • Available to eligible Origin customers (new or existing) who already have a solar system

10 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

Our best plan for high-exporting solar customers with an existing solar system.

All other plans

  • Our standard retailer feed-in tariff
  • Can be paired with any electricity plan you choose

6.7 c/kWh

total feed-in tariff

(6.7 c/kWh from 1 July 2021)

See great rates and plans for solar customers with lower energy exports.

VIC eligibility for Solar Boost and Solar Boost Plus

New and existing VIC solar customers who have a net meter and no more than 10kW of inverter capacity or export 10kW or less of power back into the grid. Some restrictions apply.

Eligibility for Victorian Feed-in Tariff Scheme

New and existing VIC solar customers who have a solar or other renewable energy system that’s sized under 100kW and was connected to the grid on or after 1 January 2013. 

To apply, 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. 

Previous FIT schemes

In Victoria, the Premium Feed-in Tariff Scheme for solar (60c/kWh rate, including GST where applicable) is also closed to new applicants. 

See our Previous Feed-in Tariffs (PDF 97kb) for more details on this scheme, or if you’d like a copy of the Agreement terms, email our solar team at solarbilling@originenergy.com.au.

VIC FIT rate change 1 July 2021

On 1 July 2021 we’re changing our standard retailer FIT rate from 10.2c/kWh to 6.7c/kWh (GST inclusive, if any).

For existing customers, if Solar is changing for you, you’ll receive a letter or email from us in June about the change. You’ll also see any new feed in-tariff on your electricity bill from 1 July 2021.

Feed-in tariff rates subject to change at any time. All FIT amounts include GST where applicable. To understand the key details of our plans, see our latest solar plans or  view our Energy Fact Sheets

Unlocking your Solar Boost Plus offer

Get your solar system from us and receive our highest feed-in tariff.

Our Solar Boost Plus offer is available when you purchase an Origin solar system and request a quote. You’ll get our highest (best) feed-in tariff for any solar energy you export back to the grid.

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 great deals in your state!

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