Pricing and tariffs
On 1 July 2014, Power and Water Corporation was split into three government-owned corporations. Jacana Energy now administers electricity tariffs and charges for most customers in the Northern Territory, not including remote communities under IES arrangements. Power and Water continues to administer tariffs and charges for water and sewerage, as well as all tariffs and charges for remote IES communities.
The price of electricity, water and sewerage services in the Northern Territory is still determined by the Northern Territory Government.
Information on Power and Water Corporation's and Jacana Energy's pricing is available below:
|IES communities power, water and sewerage tariffs effective from 8 September 2014|
|Power, water and sewerage tariffs from 1 January to 30 June 2014|
|2014-15 Electricity Network Tariff and Charges and Future Price Trends|
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||$0.7586|
|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.
A fixed annual charge of $765.12 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 $765.12 applies. For properties with three or more, a fixed annual charge of $765.12 applies, plus an additional amount for each fitting:
|Sanitary fittings||Additional amount (each)|
|3 - 24||$520.89|
|25 - 49||$488.61|
|50 - 99||$453.64|
|100 - 149||$421.50|
|More than 149||$408.16|
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.
|Type of meter||Tariff|
|Standard meter||25.60 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 50.48 cents per day.|
|Prepayment meter||28.15 cents per kilowatt hour (includes a fixed daily charge).|
|Type of meter||Tariff|
|Standard meter||29.79 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 78.82 cents per day.|
|Time of use meter
|38.12 cents per kilowatt hour from 6am to 6pm and 21.46 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, 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:
|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, 8.00am to 4.30pm.
* 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.