NSW pricing regulator flags a cut to state’s solar feed-in tariff, linked to fall in wholesale power prices rooftop solar helped deliver.
IPART submission to energy price inquiry appears to suggest it’s OK to exploit consumers if they don’t have time or knowledge to search for discounts.
Regulator further lifts benchmark for NSW solar tariffs – well above AGL’s proposed tariff – but rejects notion rooftop solar and storage have network benefits.
IPART raises recommended ‘benchmark range’ for NSW solar feed-in tariffs to reflect rising wholesale electricity prices.
NSW pricing regulator slashes feed in tariffs for solar households in an apparent bid to encourage consumers to install battery storage. The cut was justified by the fall in wholesale prices – caused ironically by the proliferation of rooftop solar.
NSW Labor wants mandatory tariffs for solar exports, opportunity for households to trade electricity, and a focus on decentralized generation.