Retailer feed-in tariff - review of regulatory arrangements draft report - Archived

11 Aug 2016

The Commission is consulting on a draft proposal to cease setting the minimum Retailer Feed-in Tariff (R-FiT) in South Australia from 1 January 2017. The Commission’s proposal is based on its view that the market structures that facilitate electricity retail competition are sound and that continued regulation of the minimum R-FiT may inhibit competition in the future, to the detriment of consumers.

Importantly, the Commission’s proposal to cease setting the minimum R-FiT does not mean that solar customers will no longer receive an R-FiT. Evidence from other jurisdictions strongly suggests that customers will continue to receive an R-FiT set by retailers, reflecting the long term benefit that retailers receive from energy exported by solar customers.

The Commission invites written submissions on this paper, by Friday, 9 September 2016. 

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