State feed-in tariffs
A feed-in tariff is a premium rate paid for electricity fed back into the electricity grid from a renewable electricity generation source. Over the past two years, feed-in tariffs have been progressively enacted at a state level, with differing tariff designs and eligibility. For an explanation of feed-in tariff policy, click here.
Below is a table comprising an outline of the different feed-in tariff legislation in each state, including eligibility requirements such as maximum system size, rates paid, scheme duration and whether the tariff is paid on gross or net generation.
For a national comparison of the terms and conditions of electricity retailers feed-in tariff offers around the country, click here.
|State||Status||Eligible Technology||Max. System Size||Rate Paid||Duration||Gross /Net||More info|
|ACT||Closed to new entrants as of July 2011||Solar||By negotiation with electricity retailer||By negotiation with electricity retailer||By negotiation||Gross/Net||Click here|
|NSW||Closed to new entrants as of April 2011||Solar and wind||By negotiation with electricity retailer||By negotiation with electricity retailer||By negotiation||Gross/Net||Click here|
|NT||Closed to new entrants as of Sept 2012||Solar||By negotiation with electricity retailer||By negotiation with electricity retailer||By negotiation||Net||Click here|
|QLD||Revised as of July 2012||Solar||10kW||8c/kWh. To be reviewed by 1 July 2013 and scheduled to end on 1 July 2014||20 years||Gross/Net||Click here|
|SA||Revised as of Oct 2011||Solar||10kW||16c/kWh. Until 30 September 2016. You may also receive a minimum retailer payment from your electricity retailer||4 years||Net||Click here|
|TAS||Current 1:1 FiT under policy review||Solar||TBA||A rate equivalent to the retail tariff rate||TBA||Net||Click here|
|VIC||Commenced October 2012||Solar, wind and all eligible tech||100kW||Min. 8c/kWh||Ongoing||Net||Click here|
|WA||Revised July 2011||Solar, wind & micro-hydro||By negotiation with Synergy and Horizon Power||By negotiation with Synergy and Horizon Power||By negotiation||Net||Click here|