South Australian Feed-in Tariff Scheme

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 9 May 2017

South Australia's Solar Feed-in Scheme pays a net feed-in tariff to eligible small customers consuming less than 160 MWh of electricity per annum and who feed solar electricity into the electricity grid. Households, small businesses, community buildings and churches with solar PV systems who received permission from SA Power Networks to connect their system to the electricity grid by midnight 30 September 2011 may be eligible for a solar feed-in scheme tariff in addition to retailer feed-in tariff. 44 cents per kWh exported to the grid until 30 June 2028.

The Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) requires retailers to pay its solar customers a feed-in tariff for their excess generation exported to the grid. From 1 January 2017 - no minimum feed-in tariff. Retailers are required to determine their own R-FiT amounts as well as payment structures, which may now vary from an AUD/kWh rate. For example, retailers may choose to offer time-of-use feed-in tariffs.

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