Electricity network prices and tariffs

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Evoenergy charges electricity retailers for using the ACT electricity network. Electricity retailers then set the final price you pay for using electricity (which also includes other costs, such as the cost of generating electricity). You probably won’t see Evoenergy’s network prices on your retail electricity bill, but Evoenergy’s costs are included in the overall price you pay to your electricity retailer.

Electricity tariffs describe how and how much you’re charged for using the electricity network. For example, the price you pay may be different depending on the time of day you use electricity, or whether you’re a residential or commercial customer.

2023-24 electricity network charges

Our schedule of charges provides information on the tariffs and charges associated with using the electricity network:

For further information on Evoenergy’s electricity network tariffs, including the tariff structure and tariff eligibility, see Evoenergy’s Statement of Tariff Classes and Tariffs:

Tariff Structure Statement

Evoenergy is required to publish a Tariff Structure Statement (TSS) which provides detailed information about the network tariffs we charge to electricity retailers, and how these may change in the future.

Our TSS forms part of our five-year electricity network plan, which describes the investments we need to make to operate a safe and reliable electricity network in the ACT. When we develop our five-year plan, we consult widely with customers about how we can design tariffs that best suit the community and their changing energy needs. Before they can come into effect, our tariffs and prices are approved by the Australian Energy Regulator.  

2024-25 electricity network charges

From 2 July 2024 there will be changes to the way we charge for some of our services, so they accurately reflect the costs associated with providing each service.

These changes are following the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER’s) approval of our five-year electricity network plan for the 2024-29 period.

For further information on Evoenergy’s electricity network tariffs, including the tariff structure and tariff eligibility, see Evoenergy’s Statement of Tariff Classes and Tariffs:

  • ACT Large-scale Feed-in Tariff (LFiT)

    The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) approved Evoenergy’s 2023-24 electricity network pricing proposal in May 2023.

    The 2023-24 schedule does not include any amounts for the ACT Government’s Large-scale Feed-in Tariff (LFiT) scheme. This scheme is returning $68.45 million in rebates to customers in 2023-24 (‘the LFiT rebate’), which will occur separate to the AER’s approval of network charges.

    The LFiT rebate has been applied as a negative adjustment to the AER’s approved charges for 2023-24 and is equivalent to a reduction of 2.27 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) excluding GST, on average, across our tariffs. Where possible, the LFiT rebate has been applied to the consumption charges in our tariffs.

    To meet our requirements under the National Electricity Rules and to provide transparency to stakeholders, we’ve published two schedules of network charges for 2023-24. The original network charges approved by the AER can be found Schedule of electricity network charges 2023/24 approved by the Australian Energy Regulator (provided for information only)

Network charges on your electricity bill

Evoenergy passes through its network charges to electricity retailers, which then set the prices you pay for using electricity.

Evoenergy’s network charges are just one part of the total cost you pay for using electricity. Your electricity bill also reflects costs from your energy retailer (including the cost of buying electricity from generators), as well as jurisdictional charges set by the ACT Government.

Evoenergy’s network charges make up around 24% of your total electricity bill and include the following costs:

Distribution and transmission costs

This covers the costs of moving electricity from generators along the transmission lines (transmission charges), and then through our local distribution network to your home or business (distribution charges).

The AER determines how much revenue we can collect for the electricity network and checks our charges each year to make sure they recover the right amount of revenue and are reasonable. We’re focused on ensuring we operate the network efficiently, while keeping these costs as low as possible.

Jurisdictional charges

This covers the costs of jurisdictional obligations including ACT Government taxes, levies, and feed-in tariff schemes.

In 2016, the ACT Government legislated a target to source 100% renewable electricity by 2020, and the ACT reached that target in 2019.

To maintain this, the government works with solar and wind generators across Australia under the large-scale feed-in tariff (LFiT) scheme. We are responsible for administering the ACT Government’s LFiT scheme, including making payments to generators on behalf of the government. The costs of these payments are passed on to ACT electricity retailers and can change from year to year based on the prices in the wholesale energy market. Find out more from the Australian Energy Regulator and ACT Government.

A breakdown of your bill

A breakdown of your bill 

This chart is based on cost components determined by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission in its Retail electricity price recalibration 2023–24 report (page 3).

Previous prices and charges

Evoenergy electricity schedule of charges 2022-23
Evoenergy electricity schedule of charges 2021-22
Evoenergy electricity schedule of charges 2020-21
Evoenergy electricity schedule of charges 2019-20
Evoenergy electricity schedule of charges 2018-19
Evoenergy electricity schedule of charges 2017-18