Prescribed Class (less than 750 MWh) Contestable Customers
The retail electricity tariffs and charges are regulated by the Territory Government, via an Electricity Pricing Order issued by the Regulatory Minister. This pricing order applies to contestable customers using less than 750 MWh per annum.
Electricity Pricing Order (prescribed class of contestable customers using less than 750 MWh of electricity each year) - 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016
Prescribed Class (750MWh to 2GWh) Contestable Customers
Recognising that some customers would experience a significant price shock as they moved from the regulated non-contestable tariff to a cost-reflective contestable tariff, the Territory Government introduced a process for staged movement to cost-reflective prices. To achieve this, the Regulatory Minister issued an Electricity Pricing Order applying to customers (who use between 750MWh and 2GWh of electricity per annum).
On 10 July 2015, the Regulatory Minister issued a notice revoking the pricing order to the extent that it applied to customers of those classes in the Darwin-Katherine Region from 1 August 2015. The notice had the effect of deregulating prices for the sale of electricity to those customers in the Darwin-Katherine Region.
The Pricing Order for all contestable customers using between 750 MWH and 2 GWh per annum will cease on 31 December 2015. No new pricing order has been made for this class of customers.