Pricing and tariffs
The price of electricity, water and sewerage services in the Northern Territory is determined by the Northern Territory Government.
Information on Power and Water Corporation's pricing is available below:
- Revised tariffs effective from 1 January 2013 - Power, Water and Sewerage
- Tariffs effective from 1 January 2013 - Power, Water and Sewerage - Revoked tariffs
- Tariffs effective from 1 July 2012 - Power, Water and Sewerage - Old tariffs
- 2012-13 Electricity Network Access Tariffs and Charges
- Revised tariff indicator
Tariff adjustment calculator
New bills using the revised tariff rates have been sent to customers. You can check your adjustment online using our tariff adjustment calculator.
Please note: Below are the revised tariffs to take effect from 1 January 2013.
|Type of meter||Tariff|
|Standard meter||25.83 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 48.08 cents per day.|
|Prepayment meter||28.26 cents per kilowatt hour.|
|Type of meter||Tariff|
|Standard meter||29.82 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 75.07 cents per day.|
|Time of use meter
|37.75 cents per kilowatt hour from 6am to 6pm and 21.89 cents per kilowatt hour from 6pm to 6am plus fixed charge of 75.07 cents per day.|
Alice Solar City
|Domestic||37.75 cents per kilowatt hour from 9am to 6pm during weekdays (including public holidays) and 21.89 cents per kilowatt hour all other times, plus a domestic fixed charge of 48.08 cents per day.|
Commercial demand tariff
This tariff is a total of the monthly energy tariff (kilowatt hours or kWh) plus the monthly demand tariff (kilovolt amps or kVA) plus the fixed daily charge of $6.0560 per day (refer to table below).
|First 10 000kWh||20.24||18.63||First 50kVA||42.00||5.52|
|Next 20 000kWh||20.06||18.42||Next 100kVA||38.33||5.06|
|Next 50 000kWh||19.92||18.23||Next 300kVA||34.68||4.61|
|Next 100 000kWh||19.69||18.06||Next 500kVA||31.06||4.15|
|Next 200 000kWh||19.52||17.87||Next 1000kVA||27.38||3.88|
|Next 200 000kWh||19.33||17.69||Next 1000kVA||25.54||3.70|
|Balance of monthly energy consumption||19.14||17.49||Balance of monthly energy demand||25.54||3.70|
Application of tariff rates
The domestic tariff is applicable for premises intended to be used for residential purposes, excluding serviced apartments, but including:
- Electricity used on vacant land zoned for residential purposes.
- Churches or buildings which are used primarily for public worship.
- Lodging for members and staff of religious orders.
- Living premises of retirement villages (must be separately metered).
The commercial tariff is applicable for premises intended to be used for non-residential purposes, including:
- Electricity used on vacant land zoned for commercial purposes.
- Temporary supply (ie for building purposes).
- Motels, hotels, service apartments and any form of temporary accommodation.
- Shops, offices, warehouses and industrial/manufacturing plants.
- Mining enterprises.
Power service charges
There are extra charges for some electricity services. These include:
|New supply service connection||
|Reconnection after failure to pay||$124.61 (BH)
|Special meter readings requested by the customer||$12.19|
|Prepayment meter - New prepayment meter connection||$472.36* (BH)|
|Prepayment meter - Exchange prepayment meter with standard meter*
(no CT and single phase)
Business hour (BH) connections are from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm.
* Includes establishment fee.
Please note: Below are the revised tariffs to take effect from 1 January 2013. GST is not applicable on Water and Sewerage Fixed Daily Charge or Usage rates.
The revised water tariffs are a total of:
|A charge for each kilolitre (1000 litres) used||Rate||Amount per kilolitre|
|Plus a fixed daily charge based on the size of the meter or connection||Connection||Amount|
|Up to 25 mm||$0.7225|
|26 – 40 mm||$1.8496|
|41 – 50 mm||$2.8839|
|51 – 100 mm||$11.6511|
|101 – 150 mm||$26.0066|
|151 – 200 mm||$46.2458|
|Above 200 mm||Proportional to meter size (poa)|
^ No fixed daily charge applies to standpipes
A fixed annual charge of $731.94 applies to residential properties and vacant blocks able to be connected to the sewerage service. It applies whether the service is connected or not and regardless of the number of sanitary fittings in each residence.
For properties with none, one or two sanitary fittings, a fixed annual charge of $731.94 applies. For properties with three or more, a fixed annual charge of $731.94 applies, plus an additional amount for each fitting:
|Sanitary fittings||Additional amount (each)|
|3 - 24||$499.34|
|25 - 49||$468.59|
|50 - 99||$435.29|
|100 - 149||$404.68|
|More than 149||$391.97|
Please note: Tariffs are GST inclusive and effective from 1 January 2013.
There are extra charges for some water and sewerage services. These include:
|Special meter readings requested by the customer||$50.00|
The Regulatory Minister has issued pricing orders effective from 1 May 2013. For more information visit the Utilities Commission's website.