Electricity feed-in tariff
For: Home owner, Landlord, Renter, Business, School
Type: Apartment, House
Contact: Government of Western AustraliaIf you have questions not answered in this summary please refer to the Government of Western Australia website. Your Energy Savings does not look after this program.
The renewable energy feed-in tariff pays eligible Western Australia households, small businesses and community organisations for the excess electricity they generate from small-scale solar (photovoltaic or PV), solar thermal, wind turbine or hydro systems.
The Government of Western Australia owns two electricity retailers, Horizon Power and Synergy, that may be able to offer a feed-in tariff. Both the Horizon Power and Synergy websites have more information about feed-in tariffs. You can also contact any other electricity retailers in your area for more information.
If you already have a renewable energy generation system installed and aren’t receiving a feed-in tariff but want to, you'll need to contact your energy retailer to determine your eligibility.
You could also be eligible for financial assistance to help with the cost of installing a small-scale solar system under the Australian Government’s Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).
Feed-in credits or payments you receive may have implications if you receive any Centrelink or other benefit payments, they may also be considered as assessable income by the Australian Taxation Office.