Pricing and tariffs
Information on Power and Water Corporation's pricing is available below.
The price of electricity, water and sewerage services in the Northern Territory is determined by the Northern Territory Government.
|Water, sewerage and power tariffs||Current tariff effective|
1 July 2016
Previous tariff valid until
|2016-17 Alternative Control Charges||Current 1 July 2016|
|2016-17 Electricity Network Tariffs and Charges and Future Price Trends||Effective 1 September 2016|
Previous tariff valid until
|Notice of Issuing of Pricing Order (Water Supply and Sewerage Services Act)||Effective from 1 January to 30 June 2017 (issued by Utilities Commission)|
|Notice of Issue of Electricity Pricing Order (Electricity Reform Act)||Effective from 1 January to 30 June 2017 (issued by Utilities Commission)|
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||$0.8029|
|26 – 40 mm||$2.0555|
|41 – 50 mm||$3.2049|
|51 – 100 mm||$12.9482|
|101 – 150 mm||$28.9016|
|151 – 200 mm||$51.3939|
|Above 200 mm||Proportional to meter size (poa)|
^ No fixed daily charge applies to standpipes and portable meters.
A fixed annual charge of $809.81 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 $809.81 applies. For properties with three or more, the fixed annual charge of $809.81 applies, plus an additional amount for each fitting:
|Sanitary fittings||Additional amount (each)|
|3 - 24||$551.31|
|25 - 49||$517.14|
|50 - 99||$480.13|
|100 - 149||$446.12|
|More than 149||$432.00|
There are extra charges for some water and sewerage services. These include:
|Establishment of new water account||$111.00*|
|Transfer of existing water account||$56.00|
|Special meter readings requested by the customer||$50.00|
|Removal of water restrictor||$95.00|
All charges are business hour charges. The above services are not available after hours.
* Includes establishment fee.
Power tariffs are GST inclusive.
|Standard tariff||25.54 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 50.35 cents per day.|
|Prepayment tariff||28.08 cents per kilowatt hour (includes a fixed daily charge).|
|Time of Use tariff||30.13 cents per kilowatt hour from 6am to 6pm weekdays including public holidays (Peak);|
22.98 cents per kilowatt hour from 6pm to 6am weekdays and all weekends (Off-Peak);
plus fixed daily charge of 50.35 cents per day. For more information see the Domestic Time of Use Tariff guidelines.
|Standard tariff||29.72 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 78.62 cents per day.|
|Time of use tariff|
|38.03 cents per kilowatt hour from 6am to 6pm and 21.40 cents per kilowatt hour from 6pm to 6am plus fixed charge of 78.62 cents per day.|
Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) tariff
Tariff applicable to charitable organisations registered as a PBI with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
|Electricity rate||26.32 cents per kilowatt hour|
|Fixed daily charge||61.43 cents per day|
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.
- 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, serviced 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 connection, re-establishment after disconnection or transfer of an existing account
|Reconnection after failure to pay (No CT Meter)|
|Reconnection after failure to pay (CT Meter)|
|Special meter readings requested by the customer|
|New prepayment meter connection|
|Reprint statement (per statement)|
|Billing data provision|
Business hour (BH) connections are from Monday to Friday, 6.00am to 3.00pm.
* Includes retail establishment and administration fee.
Residential consumption calculator
The residential consumption calculator can be used to work out your electricity or water consumption costs over any period of time eg a weekend, a month or a quarter.