SA Solar Rebate Scheme Ends 2016
If you're a South Australian solar customer receiving a SA Power Networks solar 16c/kWh feed-in tariff, you may have heard that this scheme is ending on 30 September 2016.
See below our FAQs for SA solar customers impacted by the closure of this Scheme.
For more details about the Scheme, please visit the SA Government's website.
Why is the 16c/kWh feed-in tariff ending?
South Australian electricity distributor, SA Power Networks, provided the 16c/kWh feed-in tariff to customers who received permission to connect solar generating units between 1 October 2011 and 30 September 2013. Momentum Energy credited the 16c/kWh to the retail electricity bills of eligible customers.
The requirement for SA Power Networks to provide this feed-in tariff ends on 30 September 2016.
Do I need to do anything?
No. As your electricity retailer, Momentum Energy will reflect the change in your electricity bill. You'll notice a change to the solar feed-in-tariff credits included in your bills from 1 October 2016 onwards.
What's Momentum's solar feed-in tariff (FiT) in South Australia?
Momentum provides eligible South Australian solar customers with the minimum retailer solar feed-in tariff, which is currently 6.8c/kWh for excess electricity that customers feed back into the power grid. Momentum will continue to provide the minimum retailer solar feed-in tariff from 1 October 2016.
Is there another feed-in tariff scheme available in South Australia?
Customers who met specific generator requirements before 1 October 2011 remain entitled to receive an additional feed-in tariff provided by SA Power Networks, but that additional feed-in tariff is not available to new solar customers or solar customers who will cease receiving the 16 c/kWh feed-in tariff.