Pricing and tariffs

Tariff brochure cover - 1 July 2016
Tariff brochure cover - 1 July 2016

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.

Power and Water Corporation

 
Water, sewerage and power tariffsCurrent tariff effective
1 July 2016

Previous water, sewerage and power tariffs

Previous tariff valid until
31 December 2015

2016-17 Alternative Control Charges Current 1 July 2016
2016-17 Electricity Network Tariffs and Charges and Future Price TrendsEffective 1 September 2016

Electricity Network Tariff and Charges and
Future Price Trends

Valid 2014-2015

Water and sewerage tariffs

Previous tariff valid until
31 December 2014

Water tariffs

Water tariffs are a total of:

A charge for each kilolitre (1000 litres) usedRateAmount per kilolitre
 Domestic$1.9226
 Commercial$1.9226
 Government$2.0394
 Standpipes^$2.8424
 Portable^$2.4473
Plus a fixed daily charge based on the size of the meter or connectionConnectionAmount
 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 mmProportional to meter size (poa)

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

Sewerage tariffs

Domestic

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.

Non-domestic

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 fittingsAdditional amount (each)
3 - 24$551.31
25 - 49$517.14
50 - 99$480.13
100 - 149$446.12
More than 149$432.00

Water and sewerage service charges

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

ChargeAmount
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.

Electricity tariffs

Power tariffs are GST inclusive.

Domestic

TariffAmount
Standard tariff25.54 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 50.35 cents per day.
Prepayment tariff28.08 cents per kilowatt hour (includes a fixed daily charge).
Time of Use tariff30.13 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.

Commercial

TariffAmount
Standard tariff29.72 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 78.62 cents per day.
Time of use tariff
(no minimum)
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).

PBI tariffAmount
Electricity rate26.32 cents per kilowatt hour
Fixed daily charge61.43 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.
  • Farms.

Power service charges

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

ChargeAmount

Establishment fee:

New connection, re-establishment after disconnection or transfer of an existing account



$56.00 (BH)

Reconnection after failure to pay (No CT Meter)

$124.00 (BH)
$841.00 (AH)*

Reconnection after failure to pay (CT Meter)

$363.00 (BH)
$1080.00 (AH)*

Special meter readings requested by the customer

$67.00
(BH only)

New prepayment meter connection

$524.00 (BH)*

Reprint statement (per statement)

$8.50

Billing data provision

$32.00

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.

Tariff adjustment calculator - Residential