Listed below are electricity retailer’s latest usage rates for households in the ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA.
What are Usage Rates? Usage Rates are the amount you pay per kWh for the electricity you consume in your home. This includes lighting, appliances, air conditioning, ovens etc.
Usage rates are charged one of two ways.
1. Anytime rates have the same cost whether power is used day or night. Anytime rates may change once you use a set amount of energy.
2. Time of Use (TOU) also referred to as Flexible rates are charges that reflect what time power is consumed. Peak rates apply during daytime periods when demand is greater so the cost is higher. Off Peak rates apply to nighttime when demand is lower so the rate is cheaper. Depending on your Time of Use plan, a Shoulder rate may apply to the period between Peak and Off Peak. View the time of use hours by electricity network. You’ll need an interval meter that measures when your power is consumed to be eligible for a Time of Use plan. Rates for controlled loads such as electric off-peak hot water systems are covered in our controlled load comparison.
Usage 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.
Here’s how to find the best deal.
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