The Northern Territory Government determines your power tariffs and charges.

Power and Water is responsible for electricity distribution across the Northern Territory.  Your power retailer charges you for electricity services. We only retail power in some specific remote areas. Find out if you're a remote customer.

This pricing is current from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. You can find more information about electricity tariffs and charges on the Utilities Commission website.

Power tariffs

Domestic

Standard meter

27.373 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 53.96 cents per day.
Amount (GST inclusive)

Prepayment meter

30.0941 cents per kilowatt hour includes a fixed daily charge.
Amount (GST inclusive)

Application of domestic 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).

Commercial

Standard meter

31.856 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 84.26 cents per day.
Amount (GST inclusive)

Time of use meter

40.7583 cents per kilowatt hour from 6am to 6pm weekdays including public holidays (peak);

22.9351 cents per kilowatt hour from 6pm to 6am weekdays and all weekends (off-peak); plus fixed daily charge of 84.26 cents per day.
Amount(GST inclusive)

Application of commercial tariff rates

The commercial tariff is applicable for intended to be used for non-residential purposes, including:

  • electricity used on vacant land zoned for residential purposes
  • temporary supply (for example, for building purposes)
  • motels, hotels, service apartments and any form of temporary accommodation
  • shops, offices, warehouses and industrial or manufacturing plants
  • mining enterprises
  • farms.

Public Benevolent Institution (PBI)

The PBI tariff offers PBI-registered charities in the Northern Territory a lower electricity rate than the flat rate commercial tariff. Spending less on electricity means these organisations can invest more of their funds where these are really needed - to assist people in distress.

28.1986 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 65.84 cents per day.
Amount (GST inclusive)

Power service charges

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

  • Establishment fee for new connection, re-establishment after disconnection or transfer of an existing account - $68.56
  • Reconnection after failure to pay (Business hours) - $68.56*
  • Reconnection after failure to pay (After hours) - $127.36*
  • Special meter readings requested by the customer (Business hours only) no appointment-  $42.61*
  • Special meter readings requested by the customer (Business hours only) with appointment - $92.18*
  • New prepayment meter connection - $661.93
  • Reprint statement (per statement) - $8.50

Business hour (BH) connections are from Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.
* Includes retail establishment or administration fee.

For the full list of approved tariffs and charges, including both Standard Control Services and Alternative Control Services, refer to Appendix 2 to Appendix 5 of Power and Water’s 2022 - 23 Network Pricing Proposal.

For more information on connecting or modifying a service, refer to our power connections page.

Find out more about our payment options.