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Pricing updates

From time to time, the energy market is subject to regulatory price changes. We’ll make sure we give you advanced information about the changes, why they are changing, and how they affect your business.

We'll always contact you to let you know the estimated impact of any price changes that may impact your business.

Gas distribution charges

The Economic Regulation Authority has approved changes to the price ATCO Gas Australia charges to distribute gas through its network.

Reviewed Annually
Effective 1 January 2018
2018 rate Please contact your account manager to confirm increase (if applicable)
What this means for you For customers on a fixed-term Gas Sales Agreement - Form of Agreement these changes may be passed through to the rates your business pays.




Capacity charge changes

To ensure there’s enough electricity to meet the highest demand periods (generally during the hottest days of the year), the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) encourages investment in electricity generation and Demand Side Management (DSM) through a capacity mechanism. The capacity mechanism includes setting capacity prices for generation and DSM capacity which is factored into your capacity charge, as defined in the New Capacity Charge Formula.

Reviewed Annually
Effective 1 October 2017
2017 rate On 1 October 2017 the reserve capacity mechanism in the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules changed. Some of the key elements in your capacity charge are Monthly Reserve Capacity Price is $9.312.71 & Monthly DSM Reserve Capacity Price is $1,420.83
What this means for you Your individual capacity charge is affected by your business’s consumption during the highest demand periods. This is known as your business’s Median Peak Load (MPL) which is calculated from the median value of your electricity demand through the 12 “peak trading intervals”. The higher your median consumption through these 12 peak periods relative to other consumers, the higher your capacity charge will be, as defined in the New Capacity Charge Formula. If you have an Electricity Sales Agreement which can be referred to as an unbundled agreement, your capacity charges will change from 1 October 2017.




Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) charges

Supports the investment in smaller technologies such as rooftop solar panels and solar hot water heaters through the generation of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs). The number of of STC’s to be purchased each year is calculated using the Small-scale Technology Percentage (STP) published by the Clean Energy Regulator..

Reviewed Annually
Effective 1 January 2017
2017 rate 7.01% STP

What this
means
for you

Good news the STP charge has decreased compared to 9.68% last year. Learn more.




Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) charges

Supports the development of large projects including wind farms and solar power stations by legislating demand for Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs). The number of LGC’s to be purchased each year is calculated using the Renewable Power Percentage (RPP). which changes annually and is published by the Clean Energy Regulator.

Reviewed Annually
Effective 1 January 2017
2017 rate 14.22% RPP
What this
means
for you
The RPP has increased from 12.75% in 2016. Learn more.




Network charges

The Economic Regulation Authority has approved increases to the price Western Power charges Synergy to access its electricity network.

Reviewed Annually
Effective 1 July 2017
2017 charge Please contact your account manager to confirm increase (if applicable)
What this
means
for you
For customers on a fixed-term Synergy Business Plan or Electricity Sales Agreement these changes will be passed through to the rates your business pays.




Electricity - Government regulated tariffs (standard contracts)

The setting of electricity retail tariffs is determined by the state government and is assessed as part of the annual state budget process every year.

Reviewed Annually
Effective 1 July 2017
2017 charge Please refer to the pricing tables on our website for full details
What this
means
for you
Select your regulated tariff to view the updated pricing