Tariffs paid by our customers have two main components
Customers pay the Fuel Cost Adjustment for each unit of energy they use on their bills.
To help our customers better understand fuel costs, we are publishing two indicators each month.
Firstly, the total fuel costs represent the average cost of fuel of each kWh of electricity consumed in a month.
Example: The total fuel costs for September 2013 are 29.5 ¢/unit
Secondly, not all fuel costs are included in the basic tariff and these need to be paid separately through the Fuel Cost Adjustment.
Example: Fuel costs not included in basic tariff for September 2013 are 19.2 ¢/unit
Fuel costsSeptember 2013
Total fuel costs
(a)/(d) 29.5 ¢/kWh
Fuel costs included in basic tariff*
(b)/(d) 10.3 ¢/kWh
Fuel costs not included in basic tariff
(c)/(d) 19.2 ¢/kWh
Local sales (Millions of kWh)
* Part of the fuel costs already collected through basic tariff at a standard rate of $700/44GJ.