Solar power feed in tariffs in New South Wales.
In New South Wales, your potential earnings for electricity fed into the grid are calculated according to whether your Solar PV system is set up as either a net or gross metering system.
Under a net metering system, electricity that is generated is used first in the home and only the electricity in excess of what you use in your home is fed into the grid. You receive a feed–in tariff per kWh for that electricity fed into the grid.
Under a gross metering system all the electricity you generate is fed into the grid and you receive a feed–in tariff per kWh for that electricity. Your electricity usage in the home is not reduced by the solar electricity your system generates.
What you could potentially earn
- New Solar PV customers will receive 8 cents* per kWh from AGL for all excess electricity fed into the electricity grid.^
- Customers with generators that were not connected to the New South Wales electricity network by 30 June 2012 will not be eligible for feed-in tariff payments under the New South Wales Government Solar Bonus Scheme.
- Customers with an existing solar installation may be eligible for different feed-in tariff amounts. Please visit the New South Wales Government website or call AGL today on 131 245 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) for further information
- Certain AGL electricity plans are not available to solar customers. AGL has a number of electricity plans that are available for solar customers. Please contact AGL on 131 245 to discuss which offers are available to you.
It all adds up
Over time, the advantages of generating solar power can really work for you.
- If you have a net meter system, you might use less electricity from the grid, because the electricity your Solar PV system generates can help power your home. And using less electricity from the grid means less to pay on your bill. Also, if your Solar PV system generates more electricity than your home requires, you will receive credits on your bill for any electricity that is fed into the grid#
- If you have a gross meter system, any electricity your Solar PV system generates is fed into the grid and you will receive credits on your bill for that electricity#
* GST exclusive.
^ Subject to site eligibility. The AGL feed-in tariff may be subject to change and will be no less than the amount mandated by the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.
# Credit amounts received are determined by continuing to meet applicable eligibility criteria.