Business electricity demand charges are a capacity charge based on a maximum amount of power consumed in a defined period – usually 30 to 60 minutes – during certain time periods or months (e.g. 3:00PM to 9:00PM on business days during in November to March). The demand component is usually charged based on a cents per kWh or kVA per day basis.
Demand Charges 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 demand rates for business in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
A low demand charge is important, but you also need to consider usage rates (and feed-in tariffs if you have solar) and daily charges to ensure you get the best deal. WATTever’s comprehensive electricity comparison includes all this information for every retailer.
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Select your State/Territory:
Ausgrid Network Business Electricity Time Of Use Demand Charges for Tariffs EA215/EA255/EA256 (Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Region and Newcastle)
Ausgrid Network Business Electricity Time Of Use Demand Charges for tariff EA302 / LoadSmart (Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Region and Newcastle)
Endeavour Energy Network Business Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Illawarra)
Essential Energy Network Business Electricity Time Of Use Demand Charges – (Regional NSW)
Note: Demand Charges shown are per kWh and include GST and all available discounts.