Consumer Information

The Essential Services Commission of SA is the independent economic regulator of essential services in South Australia with the primary objective of protection of the long-term interests of consumers.

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icn-waterSA Water Regulatory Determination for 2016 draft determination

updated 11 Feb 2016

Following a detailed independent review and an opportunity for public submissions, the Commission is consulting on a proposed revised regulatory framework to apply to SA Water for the regulatory period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2020 (RD16).

Interested parties are invited to make submissions and provide feedback on the proposals in the draft RD16 by Thursday, 24 March 2016.

icn-electricity Retailer Feed-in Tariff 2016 Price Determination

updated 2 December 2015

The  Commission has released the final decision on the 2016 minimum retailer feed-in tariff (R-FiT).

The decision is that the minimum R-FiT for 2016 is 6.8 cents per kWh. This is the minimum amount that energy retailers must pay to residential and small business customers for the electricity they export into the grid. Retailers are free to offer their customers more than the minimum R-FiT. The decision takes into account the latest available information, including the announcement of the closure of the Northern Power Station at Port Augusta on or about 31 March 2016.