ATA understands well the critical issues related to feed-in tariff design, and in particular the cost impost levied across all electricity consumers and specifically on low income households. ATA believes that feed-in tariff schemes across the country are broadly at a point where they can no longer seek to cost recover from the lowest income earners in our society.
Within that context however, ATA believes that there is significant opportunity for the extension of feed-in tariffs in most states, including in South Australia. As part of our work, the ATA undertakes modelling on feed-in tariff scheme costs – i.e. the amount that it costs each household, per kilowatt hour (kWh), to support the scheme. On this basis, we have prepared a revised cost of feed-in tariff model for South Australia.