This time next year, Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales will terminate a number of their rooftop solar feed-in tariff programs, putting to an end the premium tariffs in these three states. For the households currently on these premium tariffs, now is a good time to start thinking about what this means, and what they should do.
First, a look at the tariffs that will be scrapped – and when:
Even more importantly, South Australia and Victoria have opted for net metering policies, which means that, when the feed-in tariff programs end, no metering changes are necessary. In these cases, the net meter can continue to operate as normal and customers can negotiate with their retailers to sell back exported energy at an agreed rate.