Pricing and tariffs

Tariff brochure 1 January 2014
Tariff brochure 1 January 2014

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:

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. 

Tariff adjustment calculator - Residential

 

Below are the revised tariffs to take effect from 1 January 2014.

Power tariffs

Power tariffs are GST inclusive.

Domestic

Type of meter Tariff
Standard meter 27.13 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 50.48 cents per day.
Prepayment meter 29.68 cents per kilowatt hour.

Commercial

Type of meter Tariff
Standard meter 31.32 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 78.82 cents per day.
Time of use meter
(no minimum)
39.65 cents per kilowatt hour from 6am to 6pm and 22.99 cents per kilowatt hour from 6pm to 6am plus fixed charge of 78.82 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, service apartments and any form of temporary accommodation.
  • Shops, offices, warehouses and industrial/manufacturing plants.
  • Mining enterprises.
  • Farms.

Power service charges

There are extra charges for some electricity services. These include:

  Tariff
Establishment fee:  
  • Electricity establishment or transfer of a new or existing account.
$119.91 (BH)
$257.58 (AH)*
  • Re-establishment after disconnection does not include additional networks charge.
$56.00 (BH)
$67.00 (AH)*
Reconnection after failure to pay $157.89 (BH)
$467.09 (AH)
Special meter readings requested by the customer $12.51
Prepayment meter:  
  • New prepayment meter connection
$483.30 (BH)*
  • Exchange prepayment meter with standard meter* (no CT and single phase)
$183.89 (BH)
$211.66 (AH)
Reprint statement (per statement)  $8.50
Billing data provision  $32.00

Business hour (BH) connections are from Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm.
* Includes establishment fee.

Water tariffs

Water tariffs are a total of:

A charge for each kilolitre (1000 litres) used  Rate Amount per kilolitre
  Domestic $1.8231
  Commercial $1.8231
  Government $1.9335
  Standpipes^ $2.6921
  Portable^ $2.3189
Plus a fixed daily charge based on the size of the meter or connection Connection Amount
  Up to 25 mm $0.7586
  26 – 40 mm $1.9421
  41 – 50 mm $3.0281
  51 – 100 mm $12.2337
  101 – 150 mm $27.3069
  151 – 200 mm $48.5581
  Above 200 mm Proportional to meter size (poa)

^ No fixed daily charge applies to standpipes and portable meters.

Sewerage tariffs

Domestic

A fixed annual charge of $765.85 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.

Non-domestic

For properties with none, one or two sanitary fittings, a fixed annual charge of $765.85 applies. For properties with three or more, a fixed annual charge of $765.85 applies, plus an additional amount for each fitting:

Sanitary fittings Additional amount (each)
3 - 24 $521.62
25 - 49 $489.34
50 - 99 $454.37
100 - 149 $422.23
More than 149 $408.89

Water and sewerage service charges

There are extra charges for some water and sewerage services. These include:

  Amount
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.