Small business tariffs

Small businesses tariffs are designed to meet the unique energy needs of our small business customers.

General supply tariffs

On a general supply tariff, you pay for the electricity you use at a flat rate throughout the day and night, plus a daily supply charge.

Tariff 20 General Supply

On this general supply tariff, you pay for what you use at a flat rate throughout the day and night, plus a daily supply charge.

GST incl.
from 1 July 2015
GST incl.
from 1 July 2016
All usage - cents per kWh24.72928.565
Supply charge - cents per day143.612140.667

Time of use tariffs

This tariff provides a continuous supply of electricity, with different pricing depending on the time of day that electricity is used.

Tariff 22A General Supply Time of Use

Time of use pricing on Tariff 22A is active only during the summer months of December, January and February.

For the remainder of the year, from March to November inclusive, electricity is charged at the off-peak rate at all times.

SUMMER: December, January & February GST incl.
from 1 July 2015
GST incl.
from 1 July 2016
Peak (10am-8pm weekdays) - cents per kWh 41.831 51.984
Off-peak (other times) - cents per kWh 21.927 25.633
Supply charge - cents per day 143.612 140.667
NON-SUMMER: March to November inclusive GST incl.
from 1 July 2015
GST incl.
from 1 July 2016
All usage - cents per kWh 21.927 25.633
Supply charge - cents per day 143.612140.667

Demand tariffs

On a demand tariff, you're charged for the total amount of electricity you use plus a demand charge and a daily supply charge.

The demand charge is based on measuring the maximum amount of electricity you use at any point during your billing period.

When you choose a demand tariff, your whole business must be connected to that tariff.

Tariff 41 Low Voltage General Supply (Demand)

GST incl.
from 1 July 2015
GST incl.
from 1 July 2016
Demand charge - dollars per kW of chargeable demand per month31.10331.725
All usage - cents per kWh11.92214.977
Supply charge - cents per day681.061672.082

Economy tariffs

These tariffs are great for running appliances like hot water systems that don't need a constant supply of power.

These tariffs are cheaper because Ergon Energy Network controls the times when power is available.

Tariff 31 Super Economy

This tariff is for electric hot water systems holding 250 litres or more, that only need to reheat at night. It is available a minimum of 8 hours a day, usually between 10pm and 7am.

GST incl.
from 1 July 2015
GST incl.
from 1 July 2016
All usage - cents per kWh 13.693 15.865

Refer to our hot water sizing tables for more information on the size of hot water systems that can be run on Tariff 31.

Tariff 33 Economy

This tariff is for pool pumps, electric hot water systems holding 125 litres or more, heat pump systems holding 270 litres or more and solar hot water systems holding 160 litres or more.  Power is available a minimum of 18 hours a day.

GST incl.
from 1 July 2015
GST incl.
from 1 July 2016
All usage - cents per kWh 20.75921.956

Refer to our hot water sizing tables for more information on the size of hot water systems that can be run on Tariff 33.


Transitional and obsolescent tariffs

Tariff 21 General Supply (Transitional)

Tariff 21 cannot be used in conjunction with Tariff 20, 22, 22A or 62.

It will be phased out no later than 30 June 2020.

GST incl.
from 1 July 2015
GST incl.
from 1 July 2016
First 100 kWh per month - cents per kWh46.00051.658
Next 9,900 kWh per month - cents per kWh43.22048.536
Remaining kWh per month - cents per kWh32.90236.949
Minimum charge - cents per day67.69276.018

Tariff 22 General Supply Time of Use

During the peak period between 7am and 9pm on weekdays, Tariff 22 is priced higher than in the off-peak period.  It's generally better suited to businesses with a good proportion of night and weekend electricity usage.

This tariff will be phased out for Ergon Energy customers no later than 30 June 2017 and is not available to new customers.

GST incl.
from 1 July 2015
GST incl.
from 1 July 2016
Peak (weekdays 7am-9pm) - cents per kWh26.96831.052
Off-peak (other times) - cents per kWh21.12724.913
Supply charge - cents per day143.612140.667

Tariff 22 (Small and Large) General Supply Time of Use (Transitional)

During the peak period between 7am and 9pm on weekdays, this transitional tariff is priced higher than in the off-peak period. It may be suitable for customers with a good proportion of night and weekend electricity usage.

It will be phased out no later than 30 June 2020.

GST incl.
from 1 July 2015
GST incl.
from 1 July 2016
Peak (weekdays 7am-9pm) - cents per kWh44.99250.931
Off-peak (other times) - cents per kWh15.84317.934
Supply charge - cents per day166.817188.837

Tariff 37 Heating Time of Use (Obsolescent)

This tariff is for electric water heaters, production of steam and other permanently connected heating loads of 4kW or more. Supplementary load that is permanently connected as an integral part of the installation may be supplied under this tariff provided that the aggregated rating does not exceed 10% of the heating load.

It is an obsolescent tariff that will be phased out no later than 30 June 2020 and is not available to new customers.

GST incl.
from 1 July 2015
GST incl.
from 1 July 2016
Peak (4.30pm-10.30pm) - cents per kWh49.25855.760
Off-peak (other times) - cents per kWh19.69422.294
Minimum charge - cents per day27.65531.306

How can I change tariffs?

You must remain on the same primary tariff for at least 12 months before you can change to another primary tariff.

If you're considering a tariff change, please call us on 1300 135 210 (8am – 5.30pm, Mon – Fri).

There may be additional costs associated with changing your tariffs that will vary depending on your individual circumstances. We can let you know more when you contact us to request a tariff change.

View our Business Energy Price Fact Sheets for 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 (PDF 745.7 kb)

View our Business Energy Price Fact Sheets for 1 July 2016 to 31 July 2017 (PDF 654.8 kb)

View our Business Energy Price Fact Sheets for 1 August 2016 to 30 June 2017 (PDF 836.7 kb)

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