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Summary

To help consumers understand how much they could expect to receive from retailers for their solar exports, IPART publishes solar feed-in-tariff benchmarks each year.

We set our benchmark based on the forecast wholesale price of electricity at the time solar electricity is exported to the grid.

In NSW, retailers can choose whether or not to offer solar feed-in tariffs to their customers, and the level of the solar feed-in tariff that they offer.

We have published an Information Paper seeking your feedback on whether our existing methodology remains appropriate to continue to apply in 2024-25. Submissions will close on Friday, 22 March 2024.

In September 2024, once network charges for solar exports are in place, we will hold a second consultation seeking your feedback on our approach and methodology to set the solar feed-in tariff benchmarks for the coming years. We will also hold a public hearing.

Who this review affects

This review affects consumers and small businesses who have solar panels and/or battery systems or who are considering investing in solar panels and/or battery systems. 

Our benchmarks can help you to:

  • understand whether a retailer is offering a reasonable feed-in tariff
  • decide whether to invest in solar panels and battery storage systems
  • compare retail offers and choose the best energy plan.

Our benchmarks also provide guidance to retailers on what a reasonable rate is for solar feed-in tariffs for energy plans they offer.

Where can I find IPART’s latest solar feed-in tariff guides?

The links below provide IPART’s:

Key contact
Jonathan Gawthorne