Country:Australia
Year:2009
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National, State/Regional
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Wind, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Geothermal>Power, Hydropower, Multiple RE Sources>All, Ocean, Solar, Solar Thermal, Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Multiple RE Sources>Power
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small
Agency:Department of Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development
URL:http://www.environment.act.gov.au/energy/cleaner-energy/rooftop_solar
Evaluation:Underway
Description:

The Australian Capital Territorys (ACT) feed-in tariff scheme pays households and businesses that install renewable energy generation technology AUD 0.457/kWh for up to 30kW systems from July 1 2010 to 30 June 2011. The premium price is set in advance each year.

The scheme is available to all ACT electricity customers (except non-educational Government agencies) with generation facilities of no greater capacity than 30kW. All schools and educational institutions, both public and private, are eligible to access the scheme. All renewable energy technologies are eligible for the tariff.

The scheme will run for 20 years from connection of the generator and will be paid for gross generation.

On 14 Jul 2011 the ACT Government closed the feed-in tariff scheme to new applicants. Households and businesses interested in installing solar should contact a range of electricity retailers to determine the most competitive commercial feed-in tariff offers available to them. Under the Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Act 2008, a new owner or tenant of a property with an existing eligible installation should be entitled to a feed-in tariff for the remaining portion of the original contract while they occupy the property or own the system. New owners or tenants must confirm this arrangement with their electricity retailer.

Last modified: Tue, 09 May 2017 14:43:59 CEST