Residential Demand Charges Comparison

Demand Charges

Listed below are electricity retailer’s demand rates for households in the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Victoria.
Residential electricity demand charges are a capacity charge based on a maximum amount of electricity consumed in a defined period – usually 30 to 60 minutes – during certain time periods or months e.g. 3:00PM to 9:00PM on work days only 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.

Here’s how to find the best deal. A low demand charge is important, but you also need to consider daily charges, usage rates (and feed-in tariffs if you have solar). WATTever’s comprehensive electricity comparison includes all this information for every retailer.

View the latest Business Demand Charges here.

Select your State/Territory:
Energex Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (South East Queensland)

#Retailer PlansMax kW Demand Charge
AGL Essentials$0.27800
AGL Essentials Plus$0.27800
AGL Everyday$0.27800
AGL Melbourne Victory$0.27800
AGL Residential Freedom$0.27797
AGL Savers$0.27800
AGL Savers Home Connect$0.27797
AGL Savers Online$0.27800
AGL Seniors Plus$0.27800
AGL Solar Savers$0.27797
AGL Standing Offer$0.27800
Diamond Energy Diamond Solar$0.27810

South Australia Electricity Anytime Demand Charges

#Retailer PlansSummer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
AGL Everyday$0.31570$0.31570
AGL Residential Freedom$0.31570$0.31570
AGL Savers$0.31570$0.31570
AGL Savers Home Connect$0.31570$0.31570
AGL Savers Online$0.31570$0.31570
AGL Solar Savers$0.31570$0.31570
AGL Standing Offer$0.31570$0.31570
AGL Melbourne Victory$0.31570$0.31570
Energy Locals Standing Offer$0.42320$0.20900
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats$0.42320$0.20900
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi$0.42320$0.20900
Momentum Energy SmilePower$0.42320$0.20900
Alinta Energy Fair Saver 17$0.42320$0.20900
Energy Locals Solar Promise 2019$0.42320$0.20900
Energy Locals Simple Saver$0.42320$0.20900
Energy Locals Member Promise 2019$0.42320$0.20900
Alinta Energy Fair Deal 28$0.42320$0.20900
Momentum Energy Standing Offer$0.42320$0.20900

AusNet Services Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (Eastern Victoria)

#Retailer PlansSummer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
Powershop Power Saver$0.32400$0.08040
Powershop Lite$0.32400$0.08040
Powershop Mega Pack$0.32400$0.08040
AGL Essentials$0.33000$0.08800
AGL Everyday$0.33000$0.08800
AGL Freedom$0.33000$0.08800
AGL Prepaid$0.33000$0.08800
AGL Savers$0.33000$0.08800
AGL Savers Home Connect$0.33000$0.08800
AGL Savers Online$0.33000$0.08800
AGL Solar Savers$0.33000$0.08800
AGL Standing Offer$0.33000$0.08800
AGL Essentials Plus$0.33000$0.08800
Powerdirect Market Offer$0.33000$0.08800
Powerdirect Standing Offer$0.33000$0.08800
Alinta Energy Fair Saver$0.34100$0.08800
Alinta Energy Standing Offer$0.34100$0.08800
Alinta Energy Fair Deal$0.34100$0.08800
Powershop Standing Offer$0.34180$0.08470
Red Energy Living Energy Saver$0.36630$0.09680
Red Energy Qantas Red Plus$0.36630$0.09680
Red Energy Qantas Red Saver$0.36630$0.09680

CitiPower Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (Melbourne CBD and inner suburbs)

#Retailer PlansSummer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
Momentum Energy Solar Step Up$0.30595$0.10488
Momentum Energy Standing Offer$0.30595$0.10488
Momentum Energy SmilePower$0.30595$0.10488
Momentum Energy Move Mate$0.30595$0.10488
CovaU Standing Offer$0.30595$0.10488
CovaU Smart Saver$0.30595$0.10488
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats$0.30595$0.10488
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi$0.30595$0.10488
Powershop Standing Offer$0.30770$0.10460
Alinta Energy Fair Saver$0.30800$0.11000
Alinta Energy Standing Offer$0.30800$0.11000
Alinta Energy Fair Deal$0.30800$0.11000
Diamond Energy Market Offer$0.31000$0.10586
Diamond Energy Standing Offer$0.31002$0.10586
Powershop Lite$0.31160$0.10570
Powershop Mega Pack$0.31160$0.10570
Powershop Power Saver$0.31160$0.10570
Powerdirect Market Offer$0.34100$0.12100
AGL Essentials Plus$0.34100$0.12100
Powerdirect Standing Offer$0.34100$0.12100
AGL Essentials$0.34100$0.12100
AGL Standing Offer$0.34100$0.12100
AGL Everyday$0.34100$0.12100
AGL Freedom$0.34100$0.12100
AGL Prepaid$0.34100$0.12100
AGL Savers$0.34100$0.12100
AGL Savers Home Connect$0.34100$0.12100
AGL Savers Online$0.34100$0.12100
AGL Solar Savers$0.34100$0.12100
Origin Energy Standing$0.35453$0.12122
Origin Energy Supply$0.35453$0.12122
Origin Energy Solar Boost Plus$0.35453$0.12122
Origin Energy Solar Boost$0.35453$0.12122
Origin Energy Saver Online$0.35453$0.12122
Origin Energy Saver$0.35453$0.12122
Origin Energy Maximiser Online Bonus$0.35453$0.12122
Origin Energy Maximiser$0.35453$0.12122
Origin Energy Low Rate Plan$0.35453$0.12122
Origin Energy BillSaver$0.35453$0.12122
Red Energy Living Energy Saver$0.37840$0.13420
Red Energy Qantas Red Plus$0.37840$0.13420
Red Energy Qantas Red Saver$0.37840$0.13420
QEnergy Home Your Way$0.50377$0.16780

Jemena Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (North West Melbourne)

#Retailer PlansMax kW Demand Charge
Powershop Standing Offer$0.17790
Momentum Energy Standing Offer$0.17808
Momentum Energy Solar Step Up$0.17808
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi$0.17808
Momentum Energy SmilePower$0.17808
Momentum Energy Move Mate$0.17808
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats$0.17808
QEnergy Home Your Way$0.17808
Diamond Energy Market Offer$0.17810
Powershop Lite$0.17810
Diamond Energy Standing Offer$0.17810
Powershop Mega Pack$0.17810
Powershop Power Saver$0.17810
Alinta Energy Fair Deal$0.18700
Alinta Energy Fair Saver$0.18700
Alinta Energy Standing Offer$0.18700
Powerdirect Standing Offer$0.19800
Powerdirect Market Offer$0.19800
AGL Essentials Plus$0.19800
AGL Essentials$0.19800
AGL Standing Offer$0.19800
AGL Everyday$0.19800
AGL Freedom$0.19800
AGL Prepaid$0.19800
AGL Savers$0.19800
AGL Savers Home Connect$0.19800
AGL Savers Online$0.19800
AGL Solar Savers$0.19800
Origin Energy BillSaver$0.20372
Origin Energy Supply$0.20372
Origin Energy Standing$0.20372
Origin Energy Solar Boost Plus$0.20372
Origin Energy Solar Boost$0.20372
Origin Energy Saver Online$0.20372
Origin Energy Saver$0.20372
Origin Energy Maximiser Online Bonus$0.20372
Origin Energy Maximiser$0.20372
Origin Energy Low Rate Plan$0.20372
Red Energy Living Energy Saver$0.22000
Red Energy Qantas Red Plus$0.22000
Red Energy Qantas Red Saver$0.22000

Powercor Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (Western Victoria)

#Retailer PlansSummer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
QEnergy Home Your Way$0.36056$0.12043
Diamond Energy Standing Offer$0.36066$0.12033
Diamond Energy Market Offer$0.36066$0.12033
Powershop Power Saver$0.36260$0.12010
Powershop Mega Pack$0.36260$0.12010
Powershop Lite$0.36260$0.12010
Momentum Energy Solar Step Up$0.36273$0.12115
CovaU Smart Saver$0.36273$0.12115
Momentum Energy SmilePower$0.36273$0.12115
Momentum Energy Move Mate$0.36273$0.12115
CovaU Standing Offer$0.36273$0.12115
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi$0.36273$0.12115
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats$0.36273$0.12115
Momentum Energy Standing Offer$0.36273$0.12115
Alinta Energy Standing Offer$0.36300$0.13200
Alinta Energy Fair Saver$0.36300$0.13200
Alinta Energy Fair Deal$0.36300$0.13200
Powershop Standing Offer$0.36480$0.12080
Powerdirect Market Offer$0.39600$0.13200
Powerdirect Standing Offer$0.39600$0.13200
AGL Essentials$0.39600$0.13200
AGL Essentials Plus$0.39600$0.13200
AGL Standing Offer$0.39600$0.13200
AGL Everyday$0.39600$0.13200
AGL Freedom$0.39600$0.13200
AGL Prepaid$0.39600$0.13200
AGL Savers$0.39600$0.13200
AGL Savers Home Connect$0.39600$0.13200
AGL Savers Online$0.39600$0.13200
AGL Solar Savers$0.39600$0.13200
Origin Energy Supply$0.43901$0.14641
Origin Energy Standing$0.43901$0.14641
Origin Energy Solar Boost Plus$0.43901$0.14641
Origin Energy Solar Boost$0.43901$0.14641
Origin Energy Saver Online$0.43901$0.14641
Origin Energy Saver$0.43901$0.14641
Origin Energy Maximiser Online Bonus$0.43901$0.14641
Origin Energy Maximiser$0.43901$0.14641
Origin Energy Low Rate Plan$0.43901$0.14641
Origin Energy BillSaver$0.43901$0.14641
Red Energy Living Energy Saver$0.44000$0.20900
Red Energy Qantas Red Plus$0.44000$0.20900
Red Energy Qantas Red Saver$0.44000$0.20900

United Energy Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (South Eastern Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula)

#Retailer PlansSummer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
QEnergy Home Your Way$0.33628$0.14518
CovaU Smart Saver$0.33630$0.14520
Powershop Power Saver$0.33630$0.14520
Powershop Mega Pack$0.33630$0.14520
Powershop Lite$0.33630$0.14520
Diamond Energy Standing Offer$0.33630$0.14520
Diamond Energy Market Offer$0.33630$0.14520
CovaU Standing Offer$0.33630$0.14520
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats$0.34760$0.15015
Momentum Energy Move Mate$0.34760$0.15015
Momentum Energy Solar Step Up$0.34760$0.15015
Momentum Energy SmilePower$0.34760$0.15015
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi$0.34760$0.15015
Momentum Energy Standing Offer$0.34760$0.15015
Powershop Standing Offer$0.34760$0.15020
Alinta Energy Standing Offer$0.35200$0.15400
Alinta Energy Fair Saver$0.35200$0.15400
Alinta Energy Fair Deal$0.35200$0.15400
Powerdirect Market Offer$0.37400$0.16500
Powerdirect Standing Offer$0.37400$0.16500
AGL Essentials Plus$0.37400$0.16500
AGL Essentials$0.37400$0.16500
AGL Prepaid$0.37400$0.16500
AGL Freedom$0.37400$0.16500
AGL Standing Offer$0.37400$0.16500
AGL Savers$0.37400$0.16500
AGL Savers Home Connect$0.37400$0.16500
AGL Savers Online$0.37400$0.16500
AGL Solar Savers$0.37400$0.16500
AGL Everyday$0.37400$0.16500
Origin Energy Supply$0.38456$0.16863
Origin Energy Standing$0.38456$0.16863
Origin Energy Solar Boost Plus$0.38456$0.16863
Origin Energy Saver Online$0.38456$0.16863
Origin Energy Saver$0.38456$0.16863
Origin Energy Maximiser Online Bonus$0.38456$0.16863
Origin Energy Maximiser$0.38456$0.16863
Origin Energy Low Rate Plan$0.38456$0.16863
Origin Energy BillSaver$0.38456$0.16863
Origin Energy Solar Boost$0.38456$0.16863
GloBird Energy GloSave$0.39600$0.39600
GloBird Energy ComboElec$0.39600$0.39600
Red Energy Living Energy Saver$0.41470$0.18260
Red Energy Qantas Red Plus$0.41470$0.18260
Red Energy Qantas Red Saver$0.41470$0.18260

Australian Capital Territory Electricity Anytime Demand Charges

#Retailer PlansMax kW Demand Charge
ActewAGL ACT 15 30 Smart Meter Home$0.15620
ActewAGL ACT 15 30 Smart Meter Home POT$0.15620
ActewAGL ACT 25 Smart Meter Home$0.15620
ActewAGL ACT 25 Smart Meter Home POT$0.15620
ActewAGL ACT Smart Meter Home 12$0.15620
ActewAGL Standing Offer Smart Meter Home$0.15620

Note: Demand Charges shown are per kWh and include GST plus all available discounts.

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