Renewable energy generation – ACT customers

ActewAGL ACT Small-Generator Buyback scheme

This ActewAGL scheme is currently OPEN to new applicants.

This is not a government mandated scheme - it is offered by ActewAGL on a voluntary basis. We may at any time vary the rate or withdraw the scheme without notice.

This scheme is available for renewable energy generators connected to the electricity network with generation capacities limited to a maximum of 10kW for customers supplied under residential tariffs and less than 30kW for customers supplied under business tariffs. Any changes to the meter or metering configuration will be at the customer’s cost.

Refer to the terms and conditions for further information regarding this scheme, including applicable tariffs (currently 7.5c/kWh*, subject to change at any time), charges and ongoing eligibility requirements.

Our frequently asked questions provide additional information about this scheme.

*This rate applies to ACT customers on a Standard Retail Contract only. For a Market Retail Contract the rate may differ.

ACT Government Feed-in Tariff scheme

The ACT Feed-in Tariff scheme was implemented in accordance with the Electricity Feed-in (Renewable Energy Premium) Act 2008 (the Feed-in Act).  Compliant renewable energy generators that met the eligibility criteria under the Feed-in Act remain eligible for the premium rate feed-in tariff under this scheme for a period of 20 years from the date of connection.

The feed-in tariff payable under this scheme remains attached to the compliant generator connected in accordance with the scheme.  The feed-in tariff is transferrable to new occupants of properties with an existing compliant generator that is currently receiving the feed-in tariff, for the balance of the 20 year period.  The Feed-in Act defines occupant as the person whose name appears on the electricity account for the premises.

If you move into a property with an existing compliant generator, you are entitled to receive the feed-in tariff from the date you commence occupying the premises (subject to meeting all other requirements under the Feed-in Act).  In order to start receiving the feed-in tariff under this scheme, you will need to complete an application for an ACT Feed-in Tariff scheme transfer agreement and accept the terms and conditions of our ACT Feed-in Tariff contract. You can talk to our Assist team on 13 14 93 – we’re always happy to help.

Refer to the terms and conditions for further information regarding this scheme.

Our frequently asked questions provide additional information regarding this scheme.

For more information regarding the scheme, please visit the ACT Government website.

ActewAGL ‘1 for 1’ scheme

This ActewAGL scheme is CLOSED to new applications.

This is not a government mandated scheme - it was offered by ActewAGL on a voluntary basis.  Customers connected to the ActewAGL '1 for 1’ scheme remain eligible for payment of the ‘1 for 1’ scheme tariff at their current address until 30 June 2020 (subject to continued compliance with the eligibility requirements of the scheme).

The ‘1 for 1’ scheme is not available to customers who move into a property that has a generator that was connected under the scheme.  Move-in customers will need to apply to ActewAGL for the voluntary feed-in tariff scheme available to new applicants at the time (currently the ActewAGL ACT Small-Generator Buyback scheme).

The ‘1 for 1’ scheme is not able to be transferred to another property.  If a generator connected under the ‘1 for 1’ scheme is relocated to another property, you will need to apply to ActewAGL for the voluntary feed-in tariff scheme available to new applicants at the time (currently the ActewAGL ACT Small-Generator Buyback scheme).

Any increase to generation capacity of an existing ‘1 for 1’ scheme generator forfeits ongoing eligibility to the scheme.  If the generation capacity of ‘1 for 1’ scheme generator is increased, you will need to apply to ActewAGL for the voluntary feed-in tariff scheme available to new applicants at the time (currently the ActewAGL ACT Small-Generator Buyback scheme).

Refer to the terms and conditions for further information regarding this scheme, including applicable tariffs, charges and ongoing eligibility requirements. 

Our frequently asked questions provide additional information about this scheme.