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. You can find out if you're a remote customer here.

This pricing is current from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021. You can find more information about electricity tariffs and charges on the Utilities Commission website.

Remote residential

Standard tariff26.05 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 51.36 cents per day.
Prepayment tariff28.64 cents per kilowatt hour (includes a fixed daily charge).

Contact your electricity retailer to find out more about change in time of use tariff.

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).


Standard tariff30.32 cents per kilowatt hour plus fixed charge of 80.20 cents per day.
Time of use tariff (no minimum)38.79 cents per kilowatt hour from 6am to 6pm weekdays including public holidays (peak);
21.83 cents per kilowatt hour from 6pm to 6am weekdays and all weekends (off-peak);
plus fixed daily charge of 80.20 cents per day.

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 (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.

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.

Electricity rate 26.84 cents per kilowatt hour
Fixed daily charge 62.67 cents per day

Extra charges

There are extra charges for some power services.

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 2020 - 21 Network Pricing Proposal.

For more information on connecting or modifying a service please see here.

Business hour (BH) connections are from Monday to Friday, 6am to 4pm.
* Includes retail establishment or administration fee.

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