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Electricity network and jurisdictional charges

 

Evoenergy is Canberra’s local energy distributor—we own and operate the electricity and gas networks in the ACT. We make sure that our electricity network, the electricity powerlines and power poles, is maintained and providing reliable supply to houses and businesses.

The cost of supplying electricity is passed on to you through the bill you receive from your energy retailer. Your electricity bill reflects the retailer's service charge and the electricity price, as well as the network and jurisdictional charges that the retailer collects on Evoenergy's behalf.

The charges that Evoenergy pass on through your retailer typically make up around 50 percent of your total electricity bill and consist of:

Distribution and transmission costs, and
Jurisdictional charges (ACT Government renewable energy schemes, taxes and levies)

 

Energy purchase costs 

 

This chart is based on cost components determined by the Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission on p3 of their Retail electricity price recalibration 2021–22 report report.

 

  • Distribution and transmission costs

    Distribution and transmission costs are directly associated with the cost to transport energy from the generator along the transmission lines (referred to as the Transmission Use of System charge), then from the transmission lines through our local distribution network to your home or business (referred to as a Distribution Use of System charge).

    These charges are reviewed each year by the Australian Energy Regulator to ensure they’re reasonable before they are passed onto consumers. Through our network planning and maintenance program, we’re focussed on ensuring we operate the network as efficiently as possible to keep these costs down for consumers.

  • Jurisdictional charges

    In 2016, the ACT Government legislated a new target to source 100 percent renewable electricity by 2020—from within the ACT or across the National Electricity Market. This target was achieved in October 2019, with the ACT being 100 percent powered by renewable energy sources.

    To achieve this target, the ACT Government has established contracts with solar and wind generators across Australia under the large-scale feed-in tariff scheme. To meet our growing energy needs and maintain 100 percent renewable energy, the ACT Government will continue to find new sources of renewable energy generation.

    Evoenergy is responsible for administering the ACT Government’s large-scale feed-in tariff scheme, including making payments to generators on behalf of the ACT Government.

    The cost associated with securing renewable energy through the ACT Government’s contracts are subject to National Energy Market conditions, and may increase or decrease based on supply and demand. The cost to supply 100 percent renewable energy in the ACT is passed on to consumers through the network charge on the bill you receive from your energy retailer.

    For information about wholesale electricity prices visit the Australian Energy Regulator’s website.

    For more information about renewable energy costs and payments to generators, visit the ACT Government's website.

    For more information on the ACT Government renewable energy target, visit the ACT Government website, or the ACT Government legislation register.

Network and jurisdictional charges change each year, and are reviewed and approved by the Australian Energy Regulator before they are passed onto consumers.

The Australian Energy Regulator approved Evoenergy’s 2021-22 electricity network pricing proposal in May 2021 which will come into effect on 1 July 2021. To view Evoenergy’s 2021–22 Electricity Network Pricing Proposal visit the Australian Energy Regulator’s website.

Evoenergy electricity network prices 2021-22
Statement of tariff classes and tariffs 2021-22
Connection Policy
Temporary electricity supply connection changes 2019-24

Peak demand tariffs

Evoenergy introduced peak demand tariffs for residential and small business customers from 1 December 2017.

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Download our peak demand tariff fact sheet

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Tariff Structure Statement

Each network business is required to prepare a Tariff Structure Statement (TSS) to provide customers and the community with clear information about current network tariffs and how these may change in the future.

Find out moreRead our Tariff Structure Statement

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