Retailers operating in Tasmania are required to pay a minimum feed-in tariff to customers for electricity exported to the grid from qualifying electricity generating systems.
The Regulator is conducting an investigation to determine a method for calculating the minimum feed-in tariff rate to apply from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025 (3 years).
Interested parties will have the opportunity to engage with the Regulator during the investigation, and after the release of the Regulator's Draft Report in late January 2022.
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Notice of intention to conduct a pricing investigation
On 25 September 2021, the Regulator announced that it intended conducting a Regulated Feed-in Tariff Rate Investigation:
Notice of Intention to conduct a Regulated Feed-in Tariff Rate Investigation and Determination (PDF 654Kb)
In determining the feed-in tariff rate, the Regulator considers:
(a) the fair and reasonable value to authorised retailers of electricity supplied to the distribution network by feed-in tariff customers;
(b) the net financial benefit, to authorised retailers, of electricity supplied to the distribution network by feed-in tariff customers, having regard to the costs of authorised retailers, including, but not limited to including –
(i) the costs to authorised retailers of purchasing wholesale electricity; and
(ii) other costs of authorised retailers in operating their retail electricity businesses;
(c) the other costs, or other benefits, that –
(i) include those related to the distribution networks or transmission networks; and
(ii) result, either directly or indirectly, from the supply of electricity to distribution networks by qualifying systems at premises of small customers;
(d) National Principles for Feed-in Tariff Arrangements, as those Principles apply from time to time;
(e) any arrangements of the Commonwealth, whether legislative or otherwise, in relation to the pricing of carbon emissions or other mechanisms to reduce the use of carbon-emitting fuels;
(f) the principle that the feed-in tariff rate specified in the determination should not have the effect that any customer would effectively be cross-subsidising any other customer;
(g) the possible introduction of a time-of-use feed-in tariff including consideration of costs and benefits; and
(h) approaches, methodologies, findings or recommendations, taken or made in other jurisdictions for determining fair and reasonable feed-in tariff rates.
The timeframes for the investigation are as follows:
|Regulator releases regulatory notifications in relation to the investigation and determination||25 September 2021|
|Regulator conducts its investigation||October 2021 - January 2022 |
|Regulator releases its draft report and draft FiT rate determination, for public consultation||31 January 2022|
|Consultation on the Regulator's draft report and draft FiT rate determination||1 February 2022 - 15 March 2022|
|Regulator releases its final report and determination||29 April 2022|
|Regulator determines the FiT rate for 2022-23 (consistent with its determination) ||Mid-June 2022|