Business Controlled Load 1 Rates are the usage charges for appliances that are on dedicated circuits connected to your electricity meter. These rates are cheaper than general electricity rates, however they are limited to operating during off-peak hours (usually overnight). Controlled Load 1 is primarily used for “off-peak” electric hot water systems. Some bills may refer to this as a ‘dedicated circuit’ and in Queensland it can be called ‘Tariff 31’.
Business Controlled Load 1 Rates vary depending on;
1. The electricity network region you are connected to. There are 15 major electricity networks in Australia.
2. The electricity retailer who you buy power through.
Listed below are electricity retailer’s Controlled Load 1 Rates for small businesses in ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC.
A low Controlled Load 1 rate is important, but you also need to consider the other usage rates, daily charges and feed-in tariffs (if you have solar) to ensure you find the best deal. WATTever’s comprehensive electricity comparison makes it easy to get it right by including all this information for every retailer.
View the Business Controlled Load 2 Rates comparison here.
View the Residential Controlled Load 1 Rates comparison here.
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Please note the following about the information above:
1. Controlled Load 1 Rates shown include GST and all available discounts.
2. Daily charges relating to controlled load or dedicated circuits are not shown on this page.
“Market-linked plans” that have their rates tied directly to the wholesale market spot price are not included in the tables above because these rates vary every day and cannot be compared like-for-like with most plans where the published rate is the rate you pay. To view indicative rates and feed-in tariffs published for market-linked plans, please see WATTever’s rates page for Powerclub.