What makes up residential network prices?

Network tariffs are made up of charging elements which when combined produce a fee to the customer for the use of the electricity network and the electricity they use.

For tariff specific charges please refer to the latest Network Tariff Guide and Network Tariff Tables (Excel) on our Pricing publications webpage.

Charging Elements

  • Daily Supply Charge - A set daily charge which covers connection to and the use of the electricity network.
  • Demand Charge - Charge calculated as a $/kilowatt (kW) for the monthly maximum (or peak) demand recorded at a point in time at a customer’s connection point, rather than usage measured over a period of time. Demand charge is a new concept for residential customers who elect to take the newly introduced residential demand tariff (NTC7000).
  • Flat Volume Charge - A flat electricity usage charge, calculated in c/kWh at the same price at all times of the day.
  • Time-of-Use Volume Charge - A variable usage charge, calculated in c/kWh with lower rates during off-peak periods and higher rates during peak periods.

Residential Time-of-Use tariff charging timeframes

  • Off-Peak. 10pm - 7am every day
  • Shoulder. 7am - 4pm, 8pm - 10pm weekdays, 7am - 10pm weekends
  • Peak. 4pm - 8pm weekdays

Residential demand charging window

  • Peak. 4pm - 8pm weekdays

For further information refer to the Energex fact sheet, Types of Network Charges (PDF 415.8 kb).