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Solar feed-in tariff for regional Queensland

If you live outside South East Queensland, you may be able to access the regional solar feed-in tariff. This is a flat rate tariff available to eligible Ergon Energy Retail customers and Origin Energy customers.

Eligibility

To find out if you’re eligible, contact your electricity distributor:

To be eligible, you have to:

  • operate a solar system with a maximum inverter capacity not exceeding 30 kilowatts
  • consume less than 100 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity a year (the average home uses approximately 6.1MWh a year)
  • be a retail customer of either Ergon Energy Retail or Origin Energy (if you’re connected to the Essential Energy network)
  • be connected to the electricity grid
  • have a network connection agreement with an electricity distributor signalling their approval to connect the system to the electricity grid
  • have only one solar power system receiving the feed-in tariff per premise
  • not be receiving any other tariff (i.e. the 44 cent/kWh feed-in tariff).

Tariff

The Queensland Competition Authority sets this rate each year.

  • For the 2020–21, the regional feed-in tariff is 7.861 cents per kilowatt hour.

If something goes wrong

Find out your rights and who to call for help if something goes wrong with your solar power.