Feed in Tariffs
The Northern Territory is on a Gross feed-in tariff which means that the power generated by your solar system is sold back toPowerWater at the same rate it is purchased at.
‘Gross’ feed-in tariff means that the consumer is paid for all the electricity generated by their renewable energy e.g. your solar photovoltaic system. In order to receive a gross feed-in tariff the consumer needs to have gross metering that can measure the ‘gross’ or total amount of electricity generated by their renewable energy source that is exported to the grid.
‘Net’ feed-in tariff means that the consumer is only paid/credited for the ‘net’ generated electricity they export to the national electricity grid from their renewable energy generator (not for the proportion of generated electricity they use themselves). In order to receive a ‘net’ feed-in tariff the consumer needs to have ‘net’ metering that can measure the net amount of generated electricity exported to the national electricity grid.
Domestic customers: 26.88 cents per kWh
For more information on Jacana Energy’s feed and tarrif and application fees.
Commercial flat rate: 31.28 cents per kWh
Commercial customers that install systems receive the higher commercial tariff from Jacana Energy
Commercial time of use customers:
Peak (6am – 6pm): 40.03 cents per kWh
Off-peak (6pm – 6am): 22.53 cents per kWh
Additionally a customised rate can be negotiated with Power and Water for PV solar systems greater than 30 kVA.
PV Application fee
The PV fee covers the cost of your special metering requirements. Your fee may vary depending on your metering point set up and if additional inspections are required, i.e. the call out of a lines crew to attend your property.
Meter Type Fee
Single Phase Meter $512.38
Three Phase Meter $715.76
These costs are included in the official Country Solar NT quote.
How much Solar PV is my home approved for?
As of 1 August 2014, Power and Water has finalised the approved system sizes that can be connected to residential homes.
For a single phase home the maximum permisable array size is 4.5kW.
For a three phase home the maximum permissable array is size is 6.0kW