In the past, different rates were available for different renewable energy technologies and different sized systems. This has been streamlined to one rate for new applicants, b The current feed-in tariff is set at a minimum of five cents per kilowatt hour.
Previous feed-in tariff rates for electricity fed back into the grid are no longer available to new applicants. The closed feed-in tariff schemes remain available to existing customers who maintain their eligibility until the relevant scheme closure date. A table containing details of closed feed-in tariff schemes is provided below.
|Tariff||Minimum rate||Closed to new applicants||Scheme end date|
|Premium Feed-in Tariff for solar (PFiT)||60 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh)||29 December 2011||2024|
|Standard Feed-in Tariff (SFiT)||"one for one", based on the customer's retail electricity rate||31 December 2012||31 December 2016|
|Transitional Feed-in Tariff for solar (TFiT)||25 cents per kWh||31 December 2012||31 December 2016|
The PFiT is the only scheme that remains in place for existing customers after 31 December 2016. Customers accessing the PFiT are reminded that any additional panels added to their system will forfeit their access to the scheme.
We don't hold or maintain a register of individual feed-in tariff customers. This information is held by your electricity retailer and electricity distributor. If you have any concerns about your current status under the Premium Feed-in Tariff scheme you should check with your electricity retailer as a first point of call.