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:
Ausgrid Network Electricity Time Of Use Demand Charges (Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Region and Newcastle)
#Retailer Plans (linked)Summer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
ReAmped Energy Market Offer$0.00000$0.00000
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi EA111$0.01120$0.01120
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats EA111$0.01120$0.01120
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats EA115$0.04480$0.04480
CovaU Freedom EA115$0.04480$0.04480
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi EA115$0.04480$0.04480
CovaU Standing Offer EA115$0.04480$0.04480
GloBird Energy GloSave$0.05500$0.05500
GloBird Energy Combo$0.05500$0.05500
CovaU Standing Offer EA111$0.11200$0.11200
CovaU Freedom EA111$0.11200$0.11200
Red Energy Living Energy Saver$0.19800$0.19800
Red Energy Qantas Red Saver$0.19800$0.19800
Red Energy Red Taronga Saver$0.19800$0.19800
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi EA116$0.22390$0.11200
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats EA116$0.22390$0.11200
CovaU Standing Offer EA116$0.22400$0.11200
Endeavour Energy Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and Illawarra)
#Retailer Plans (linked)Summer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
ReAmped Energy Market Offer$0.00000$0.00000
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats N73$0.01107$0.00336
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi N73$0.01107$0.00336
CovaU Freedom N73$0.01110$0.00340
CovaU Standing Offer N73$0.01110$0.00340
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats N72$0.04496$0.01376
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi N72$0.04496$0.01376
CovaU Freedom N72$0.04500$0.01380
CovaU Standing Offer N72$0.04500$0.01380
Red Energy Living Energy Saver$0.09900$0.09900
Red Energy Qantas Red Saver$0.09900$0.09900
Red Energy Red Taronga Saver$0.09900$0.09900
GloBird Energy Combo$0.19800$0.05500
GloBird Energy GloSave$0.19800$0.05500
Essential Energy Network Electricity Time Of Use Demand Charges (Regional NSW)
#Retailer Plans (linked)Max kW Demand Charge
CovaU Freedom$0.04350
Red Energy Living Energy Saver$0.15400
Red Energy Qantas Red Saver$0.15400
Red Energy Red Taronga Saver$0.15400
GloBird Energy Combo$0.17600
GloBird Energy GloSave$0.17600
Energex Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (South East Queensland)

#Retailer Plans (linked)Max kW Demand Charge
AGL Electric Vehicle Plan$0.26740
AGL Essentials Plus Online$0.26740
AGL Essentials Plus$0.26740
AGL Essentials Saver Online$0.26740
AGL Essentials Saver$0.26740
AGL Seniors Plus Online$0.26740
AGL Seniors Plus$0.26740
AGL Solar Savers Online$0.26740
AGL Solar Savers$0.26740
AGL Standing Offer$0.26740
Mojo Power Energy without Benefits Solar$0.08760
Mojo Power Energy without Benefits$0.08760

South Australia Electricity Anytime Demand Charges

#Retailer Plans (linked)Summer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
AGL Solar Savers Online$0.31570$0.31570
AGL Solar Savers$0.31570$0.31570
AGL Standing Offer$0.31570$0.31570
Alinta Energy No Fuss$0.43300$0.21510
Alinta Energy Sports Pack$0.43300$0.21510
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats$0.46410$0.22920
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi$0.46410$0.22920
Momentum Energy Standing Offer$0.46410$0.22920

AusNet Services Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (Eastern Victoria)
#Retailer Plans (linked)Summer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
Powershop Lite$0.32400$0.08040
Powershop Shopper Market Offer$0.32400$0.08040
AGL Electric Vehicle Plan$0.33990$0.08500
AGL Essentials$0.33990$0.08500
AGL Seniors Plus$0.33990$0.08500
AGL Standing Offer$0.33990$0.08500
AGL Essentials Saver$0.33990$0.08500
Powerdirect Rate Saver$0.33990$0.08500
Alinta Energy Real Deal$0.34100$0.08800
Alinta Energy Standing Offer$0.34100$0.08800
Powershop Standing Offer$0.34180$0.08470
Lumo Energy Movers$0.35700$0.08920
Lumo Energy Value$0.35700$0.08920
Lumo Energy Basic$0.35700$0.08920
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 Plans (linked)Summer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
GloBird Energy EasySave$0.20640$0.20640
AGL Electric Vehicle Plan$0.30590$0.10480
AGL Essentials Saver$0.30590$0.10480
AGL Essentials$0.30590$0.10480
AGL Seniors Plus$0.30590$0.10480
AGL Standing Offer$0.30590$0.10480
Powerdirect Rate Saver$0.30590$0.10480
Momentum Energy Standing Offer$0.30595$0.10488
Momentum Energy Solar Step Up$0.30595$0.10488
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi$0.30595$0.10488
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats$0.30595$0.10488
Momentum Energy Self Serve$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
Powershop Standing Offer$0.30770$0.10460
Alinta Energy Standing Offer$0.30800$0.11000
Alinta Energy Real Deal$0.30800$0.11000
Powershop Lite$0.31160$0.10570
Powershop Shopper Market Offer$0.31160$0.10570
Lumo Energy Value$0.32120$0.11010
Lumo Energy Movers$0.32120$0.11010
Lumo Energy Basic$0.32120$0.11010
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
Jemena Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (North West Melbourne)
#Retailer Plans (linked)Max kW Demand Charge
Powershop Standing Offer$0.17790
AGL Electric Vehicle Plan$0.17810
AGL Essentials Saver$0.17810
Powershop Shopper Market Offer$0.17810
Powershop Lite$0.17810
Powerdirect Rate Saver$0.17810
Momentum Energy Standing Offer$0.17810
Momentum Energy Solar Step Up$0.17810
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi$0.17810
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats$0.17810
Momentum Energy Self Serve$0.17810
AGL Standing Offer$0.17810
Momentum Energy Move Mate$0.17810
AGL Seniors Plus$0.17810
AGL Essentials$0.17810
Lumo Energy Value$0.18700
Lumo Energy Movers$0.18700
Lumo Energy Basic$0.18700
Alinta Energy Standing Offer$0.18700
Alinta Energy Real Deal$0.18700
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 Plans (linked)Summer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
Powershop Shopper Market Offer$0.36260$0.12010
Powershop Lite$0.36260$0.12010
Momentum Energy Move Mate$0.36273$0.12115
Momentum Energy Self Serve$0.36273$0.12115
Momentum Energy Standing Offer$0.36273$0.12115
Momentum Energy Solar Step Up$0.36273$0.12115
CovaU Smart Saver$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
Powerdirect Rate Saver$0.36280$0.12110
AGL Electric Vehicle Plan$0.36280$0.12110
AGL Standing Offer$0.36280$0.12110
AGL Essentials Saver$0.36280$0.12110
AGL Seniors Plus$0.36280$0.12110
AGL Essentials$0.36280$0.12110
Alinta Energy Standing Offer$0.36300$0.13200
Alinta Energy Real Deal$0.36300$0.13200
Powershop Standing Offer$0.36480$0.12080
Lumo Energy Value$0.38080$0.12720
Lumo Energy Movers$0.38080$0.12720
Lumo Energy Basic$0.38080$0.12720
Red Energy Living Energy Saver$0.44000$0.14630
Red Energy Qantas Red Plus$0.44000$0.14630
Red Energy Qantas Red Saver$0.44000$0.14630
United Energy Network Electricity Anytime Demand Charges (South Eastern Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula)
#Retailer Plans (linked)Summer Demand ChargeNon-Summer Demand Charge
Powershop Shopper Market Offer$0.33630$0.14520
Powershop Lite$0.33630$0.14520
AGL Electric Vehicle Plan$0.34760$0.15020
AGL Essentials Saver$0.34760$0.15020
Powershop Standing Offer$0.34760$0.15020
Powerdirect Rate Saver$0.34760$0.15020
Momentum Energy Standing Offer$0.34760$0.15020
Momentum Energy Solar Step Up$0.34760$0.15020
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi$0.34760$0.15020
Momentum Energy SmilePower Flexi Geelong Cats$0.34760$0.15020
Momentum Energy Self Serve$0.34760$0.15020
Momentum Energy Move Mate$0.34760$0.15020
CovaU Standing Offer$0.34760$0.15020
CovaU Smart Saver$0.34760$0.15020
AGL Standing Offer$0.34760$0.15020
AGL Seniors Plus$0.34760$0.15020
AGL Essentials$0.34760$0.15020
Alinta Energy Standing Offer$0.35200$0.15400
Alinta Energy Real Deal$0.35200$0.15400
Lumo Energy Value$0.36500$0.15760
Lumo Energy Movers$0.36500$0.15760
Lumo Energy Basic$0.36500$0.15760
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 Plans (linked)Max kW Demand Charge
ActewAGL ACT 12 Smart Meter Home$0.16820
ActewAGL ACT 20 Smart Meter Home$0.16820
ActewAGL Standing Offer Smart Meter Home$0.16820

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

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