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Transitional tariffs expiring in 2020

Learn about transitional tariffs, alternative tariff options and how you can prepare your business for the change.

Which tariffs are transitional?

The below transitional tariffs will expire on 30 June 2020. If you're using one or more of these tariffs, we're here to help you find alternatives that deliver you the best value.

Current transitional tariffType of business tariff is suitable for

Transitional tariff type

Alternative tariffs to consider
21Small or largeAnytime use20 (most common), 22A, 24, 41, 44, 45, 46, 50
20LLarge

Anytime use

44, 45, 46, 50
22LSmall or largeTime of use20, 22A, 24, 41, 44, 45, 46, 50
37Small or largeTime of use20, 22A, 24, 44, 45, 46, 50
62FarmingTime of use

20, 22A, 24, 41, 44, 45, 46, 50

65FarmingTime of use20, 22A, 24, 41, 44, 45, 46, 50
66FarmingTime of use20, 22A, 24, 41, 44, 45, 46, 50

What are the alternative tariffs?

Below is an overview of alternative tariffs to consider. Full details including prices are available on our small business tariff and large business tariff web pages.

Small customers

Tariff 20

Tariff 20 is the most common tariff for small businesses. You pay for what you use at a flat rate throughout the day and night, plus a daily supply charge.

Tariff 22A

Tariff 22A is a time of use tariff with a peak energy usage rate, active during summer months. In non-summer months electricity is charged at the off-peak rate throughout day.

Tariff 24

Tariff 24 is a demand tariff with seasonal and time of use rates, and a daily supply charge. The demand component includes peak and off-peak rates (e.g. summer/daytime peaks based on average demand for electricity on your four highest demand days).

Tariff 41

Tariff 41 is a demand tariff where the demand charge, the usage rate and the daily service charge remain consistent throughout the year. Demand charges on this tariff are based on the maximum amount of electricity you use at any one point in time during your billing period.

Large customers

Tariffs 44, 45 and 46

Tariffs 44, 45 and 46 are all demand tariffs, where the demand charge, the usage rate and daily service charge remain consistent throughout the year. Demand charges on this tariff are based on the maximum amount electricity you use at one point in time during a billing period. The difference between 44, 45 and 46 is different demand thresholds and demand charges that will suit different levels of usage. To use these tariffs, you must have your whole business connected to the tariff.

Tariff 50

Tariff 50 is a demand tariff with different seasonal and time of use rates, and a daily supply charge. During summer, a peak rate applies for your electricity usage at all times. A peak demand charge also applies, but only during set hours on weekdays. In the non-summer periods, an off-peak usage charge and an off-peak demand charge apply, both to all times in the billing period. To use this tariff, you must have your whole business connected to the tariff.

Why are transitional tariffs ending?

Transitional tariffs will expire as part of government-driven tariff reform in Queensland, aimed at reflecting the real cost of providing electricity. The expiry of the above transitional tariffs on 30 June 2020 means customers will need to move to alternative tariffs by this date. Tariff reform has been ongoing for a number of years.

Will my bill go up or down with the change?

For some customers currently on transitional tariffs, the change to a new tariff will mean a decrease in annual costs. However, for other customers the change may mean a rise in electricity costs. These rises can potentially be offset by changes in equipment or operational behaviours (such as changing the timing of some activities or upgrading basic equipment).

You can compare tariffs online via My Account. To understand if there are business changes that may be able to help offset your energy costs, please contact us on 1300 554 029 (Monday to Friday, 7am-6.30pm).

What happens if I don’t change my transitional tariff?

If you don’t change from your transitional tariff, it will automatically be changed once it expires to a default replacement tariff. So it’s important to take action as soon as possible to ensure you can make the most of the change.

How do I get ready for the change?

It’s important to start investigating your tariff options now so you have time to get your business ready for the transition and to put in place any changes that will help avoid higher bills. Where the tariff change will mean a decrease in costs, then the sooner you change, the sooner you can enjoy the savings!

You can compare tariffs online via My Account. To understand if there are business changes that may be able to help offset your energy costs, please contact us on 1300 554 029 (Monday to Friday, 7am-6.30pm).

How do I change to an alternative tariff?

You can compare and change your tariff: