Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) Tariff

What is a Public Benevolent Institution?

Public Benevolent Institutions (PBI) are a type of charitable institution whose main purpose is to relieve poverty or distress.

PBIs are recognised by the Australian Charities and Non-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and the Australian Taxation Office as a subtype of charity.

Most NT-based PBI organisations are operating in sectors such as remote and aboriginal health, welfare and social services, emergency relief, community care services etc.

A tariff to support Northern Territory charities

The PBI tariff offers PBI-registered charities in the NT a lower electricity rate than the flat rate commercial tariff. Spending less on electricity means these organisations can invest more of their funds where these are really needed: to assist people in distress.

On average, the PBI tariff can help PBI organisations to realise savings of approximately 11% on consumption costs and 22% on fixed daily charge costs compared to a flat rate commercial tariff.

For more information about the PBI tariff rates and Jacana Energy's electricity prices visit the Pricing and Tariffs page.

Update your electricity account to PBI status

If you believe your charity is eligible for the PBI tariff, please phone us on 1800 JACANA (1800 522 262) or email us to update your account and start benefiting from lower electricity rates.

Please note we will check your organisation's eligibility for the tariff against the ACNC register.