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.
Select your State/Territory:
Ausgrid Network Electricity Time Of Use Demand Charges (Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Region and Newcastle)
Endeavour Energy Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Illawarra)
Essential Energy Network Electricity Time Of Use Demand Charges (Regional NSW)
Energex Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (South East Queensland)
South Australia Electricity Anytime Demand Charges
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AusNet Services Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (Eastern Victoria)
CitiPower Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (Melbourne CBD and inner suburbs)
Jemena Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (North West Melbourne)
Powercor Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (Western Victoria)
United Energy Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (South Eastern Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula)
Note: Demand Charges shown are per kWh and include GST plus all available discounts.
For a long time, South Australians have paid the highest electricity rates in Australia, with ‘one-size-fits-all’ flat/anytime tariffs costing 30-40 cents per kWh. Now, South Australians can dramatically reduce their electricity bills just by switching to a new tariff type.
NSW energy bill relief is on the way. The New South Wales state government has just upped relief grants to their emergency support Energy Accounts Payment Assistance (EAPA) Scheme. The boost aims to ease cost-of-living pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic, while making the program more accessible.
With Australia in lockdown, we’re now spending an enormous amount of time at home. As a result, most households will be using extra energy – up to 50% more than usual. So how can you power a home office (or two), cook every day and keep the comfort level of your home just right without