Pricing and tariffs

Jacana Energy electricity prices - Find out about residential and business power prices and tariffs in the Northern Territory

Jacana Energy offers various electricity tariffs for residential customers, small businesses and large commercial customers in the Northern Territory.

All tariffs and charges are effective from 1 July 2018 unless otherwise stated.

Tariffs and Pricing brochure - effective 1 July 2018 (PDF)
Northern Territory Pricing Order 2018 - Gazette  (PDF)

Electricity tariffs

Residential tariffs (regulated)

Tariff applicable to all customers under our Customer Contract using less than 750MWh of electricity per year for premises used for residential purposes. This tariff covers residential customers in the Northern Territory (excluding serviced apartments) and also:

  • Electricity used on vacant land zoned for residential purposes
  • Living premises of retirement villages (must be separately metered)
Everyday Home GST exclusiveGST inclusive
Electricity rate 23.59090 cents per kilowatt hour 25.95 cents per kilowatt hour
Fixed daily charge 46.50909 cents per day 51.16 cents per day
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Electricity rate Peak
(6am-6pm weekdays including public holidays)
27.82727 cents per kilowatt hour 30.61 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate Off-Peak
(6pm-6am weekdays and all weekend)
21.21818 cents per kilowatt hour 23.34 cents per kilowatt hour
Fixed daily charge 46.50909 cents per day 51.16 cents per day
Prepayment tariff
Electricity rate 25.93636 cents per kilowatt hour 28.53 cents per kilowatt hour
Fixed daily charge included in a electricity rate
Multipurpose tariff
Electricity rate first 45 kWh/day 23.59090 cents/kWh 25.95 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate over 45 kWh/day 27.45454 cents/kWh 30.20 cents per kilowatt hour
Fixed daily charge 46.50909 cents/day 51.16 cents per day

Business tariffs (regulated)

Tariff applicable to all customers under our Customer Contract using less than 750MWh of electricity per year for premises used for non-residential purposes, including:

  • Electricity used on vacant land zoned for commercial purposes
  • Temporary supply (ie for building and construction purposes)
  • Motels, hotels, serviced apartments and any form of temporary accommodation
  • Shops, offices, warehouses and industrial / manufacturing plants
  • Mining enterprises
  • Farms
  • Excluding Public Benevolent Institutions
Everyday Business GST exclusiveGST inclusive
Electricity rate 27.45454 cents per kilowatt hour 30.20 cents per kilowatt hour
Fixed daily charge 72.61818 cents per day 79.88 cents per day
Business 6 to 6  
Electricity rate Peak (6am-6pm) 35.12727 cents per kilowatt hour 38.64 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate Off-Peak (6pm-6am) 19.77272 cents per kilowatt hour 21.75 cents per kilowatt hour
Fixed daily charge 72.61818 cents per day 79.88 cents per day

Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) tariff

Tariff applicable to charitable organisations registered as PBI with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). For more information visit Factsheet: Public benevolent institutions and the ACNC.

PBI tariff GST exclusiveGST inclusive
Electricity rate 24.30909 cents per kilowatt hour 26.74 cents per kilowatt hour
Fixed daily charge 56.74545 cents per day62.42 cents per day

Caravan park resident tariff (regulated)

Tariff applicable to all customers who are supplied electricity by the proprietor of a caravan park who is:

  • a commercial – flat rate tariff customer; or
  • a commercial – time of use tariff customer.
Caravan park resident tariffGST exclusiveGST inclusive
Electricity rate 31.49090 cents per kilowatt hour34.64 cents per kilowatt hour

Commercial default tariffs (unregulated)

Tariff applicable to customers using between 750MWh and 2,000MWh of electricity per year for premises  used for non-residential purposes, including:

  • Electricity used on vacant land zoned for commercial purposes
  • Temporary supply (ie for building purposes)
  • Motels, hotels, serviced apartments and any form of temporary accommodation
  • Shops, offices, warehouses and industrial / manufacturing plants
  • Mining enterprises
  • Farms
  • Excluding Public Benevolent Institutions

In addition to the prices and charges outlined below, the cost of getting electricity to premises through the network of poles and wires is passed on to customers' bills on behalf of the network provider. These charges vary depending on where the customer is located. More information can be found on 2018-19 Electricity Network Tariffs and Charges (PDF).

Low voltage Darwin-Katherine GST exclusiveGST inclusive
Electricity rate Peak (6am-6pm incl. public holidays) 19.8225 cents per kilowatt hour 21.8048 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate Off-Peak (6pm-6am weekdays and all weekend) 15.8512 cents per kilowatt hour 17.4363 cents per kilowatt hour
Environmental LGC* 1.5972 cents per kilowatt hour 1.7569 cents per kilowatt hour
Environmental STC* 0.7174 cents per kilowatt hour 0.7891 cents per kilowatt hour
High voltage Darwin-Katherine
Electricity rate Peak (6am-6pm incl. public holidays) 19.3057 cents per kilowatt hour 21.2363 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate Off-Peak (6pm-6am weekdays and all weekend) 15.3662 cents per kilowatt hour 16.9028 cents per kilowatt hour
Environmental LGC* 1.5972 cents per kilowatt hour 1.7569 cents per kilowatt hour
Environmental STC* 0.7174 cents per kilowatt hour 0.7891 cents per kilowatt hour

*Based on current 16.06% LGC and 17.08% STC liability rates supplied by the Clean Energy Regulator. Rates valid 1/1/2018 to 31/12/2018.

Low voltage Alice Springs GST exclusiveGST inclusive
Electricity rate Peak (6am-6pm incl. public holidays) 34.1456 cents per kilowatt hour 37.5602 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate Off-Peak (6pm-6am weekdays and all weekend) 26.6172 cents per kilowatt hour 29.2789 cents per kilowatt hour
High voltage Alice Springs  
Electricity rate Peak (6am-6pm incl. public holidays) 33.7313 cents per kilowatt hour 37.1044 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate Off-Peak (6pm-6am weekdays and all weekend) 26.8415 cents per kilowatt hour 29.5256 cents per kilowatt hour
Low voltage Tennant Creek GST exclusiveGST inclusive
Electricity rate Peak (6am-6pm incl. public holidays) 42.8533 cents per kilowatt hour 47.1386 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate Off-Peak (6pm-6am weekdays and all weekend) 29.5922 cents per kilowatt hour 32.5514 cents per kilowatt hour
High voltage Tennant Creek  
Electricity rate Peak (6am-6pm incl. public holidays) 42.2207 cents per kilowatt hour 46.4428 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate Off-Peak (6pm-6am weekdays and all weekend) 29.1209 cents per kilowatt hour 32.0330 cents per kilowatt hour
Low voltage Timber Creek GST exclusiveGST inclusive
Electricity rate Peak (6am-6pm incl. public holidays) 45.3528 cents per kilowatt hour 49.8881 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate Off-Peak (6pm-6am weekdays and all weekend) 45.3528 cents per kilowatt hour 49.8881 cents per kilowatt hour
High voltage Timber Creek
Electricity rate Peak (6am-6pm incl. public holidays) 45.3528 cents per kilowatt hour 49.8881 cents per kilowatt hour
Electricity rate Off-Peak (6pm-6am weekdays and all weekend) 45.3528 cents per kilowatt hour 49.8881 cents per kilowatt hour

Electricity service charges

There are extra network charges associated with some electricity services. These charges are passed on from the network provider.

Electricity connectionGST inclusive
Establishment fee$56.00 (BH)^
Reconnection after disconnection for non-payment 
Reconnection (CT)$375.00 (BH)*
Reconnection 3 phase or single phase (no CT)$127.00 (BH)*
Meter replacement 
Replace meter for another meter of the same type at customer's request (per meter) (CT)$552.00 (BH)
Replace meter 3 phase or single phase for another meter of the same type at customer's request (per meter) (no CT) $276.00 (BH)
Meter reprogramming 
Meter reprogramming at customer's request - site visit required (per meter)$190.00 (BH)
Smart meter reprogramming at customer's request - no visit required (per meter)$43.00 (BH)
Smart meter 
Install single phase smart meter at customer's request$484.00 (BH)
Install three-phase smart meter at customer's request$652.00 (BH)
PV meter 
Install single phase PV meter at customer's request$574.00 (BH)
Install three-phase PV meter at customer's request$789.00 (BH)
Prepayment meter 
Install prepayment meter at customer's request$540.00 (BH)*
Prepayment vending charge$0.33
Prepayment meter support charge$47.00 (BH)
Other services 
General metering inspection at customer's or retailer's request$155.00 (BH)
Reprint invoice$8.50
Data provision: Billing only$172.00 (BH)
Special meter read at customer's request$69.00
Special meter testing at customer's request$362.00

Business Hours (BH): Monday to Friday – 6am to 2.30pm.

^ Jacana Energy administration fee

* Includes Jacana Energy costs