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Pricing - Price Comparisons
APAYG Price Comparison ReportsStanding Offer Price Comparison ReportsDistribution Network Charges Comparison Reports Prices and BillsTypical Customers

Aurora Pay As You Go Price Comparison Reports

Aurora Pay As You Go (APAYG) is a prepayment option offered to residential customers as an alternative to having electricity supplied under Standing Offer tariffs.

The Regulator does not regulate APAYG prices but compares APAYG prices with regulated (Standing Offer) prices through annual prepayment price comparison reports. The reports also compare the costs facing APAYG and Standing Offer customers who receive a concession.

Here is a link to the Regulator's latest report:

APAYG Price Comparison Report (rates as at 23 July 2016)

Previous APAYG Price Comparison Reports

Standing Offer Price Comparison Reports

The Comparison of Australian Standard Offer Energy Prices Report compares Tasmanian and other Australian jurisdictions’ regulated (standing offer) electricity tariffs and natural gas prices.

In particular, the Report compares the prices paid by residential and small business customers per unit of consumption for electricity and natural gas in cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and cents per megajoule (MJ) respectively.

Here is a link to the Regulator's latest report:

Comparison of Australian Standing Offer Energy Prices Report as at 1 February 2017

Previous Standing Offer Price Comparison Reports

Distribution Network Charges Comparison Reports

Following the transfer of regulatory responsibility for distribution services to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) on 1 July 2012, stakeholders seeking information about distribution network charges should contact the AER on telephone number: (03) 9290 1800 or by visiting the AER’s website:

The Comparison of 2011 Australian Electricity Distribution Network Charges Report compares the distribution network charges available to small customers across Australian states by comparing distribution use of system charges embedded in standing offer prices as at 1 August 2011. It examines the fixed and variable charges underlying the tariffs using the same methodology to compare tariffs as the Comparison of 2011 Australian Standing Offer Energy Prices Report.

Comparison of 2011 Australian Electricity Distribution Network Charges Report

Previous Network Charges Comparison Reports

Typical Customers

Customer electricity usage information is used by the Regulator:

  • to assess Aurora Energy’s standing offer electricity prices in terms of the impact of proposed price changes on customers; and
  • in comparing Tasmanian and interstate standing offer electricity prices.

As customers have different tariff combinations and usage, the Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator (OTTER) has periodically prepared a set of Typical Customers based on electricity usage data provided by Aurora Energy. These Typical Customers reports, prepared since 2006, present common groups of customers.

The latest Typical Customers Report is the Typical Electricity Customers Report 2017. Standing offer price comparisons published after April 2017 are based on the findings of this Report.

Previous Typical Customer Reports were published on the following dates:

Typical Electricity Customers Information Paper, May 2014;

Typical Electricity Customers, September 2010; and

Information Paper Typical Electricity Customers, March 2006.

This page was last updated on 29 May 2017 by the Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator (OTTER). Questions concerning its content can be sent by mail to GPO Box 770, Hobart, TAS, Australia 7001 or by email to or by telephone to (03) 6166 4422.

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