With Tiered prices, you can use a certain amount of electricity each month at a lower price. Once that limit (called a threshold) is exceeded, a higher price applies. For residential customers, the threshold normally changes with the season to reflect changing usage patterns – for example, there are fewer hours of daylight in the winter and some customers use electric heating.
In the winter period (November 1 – April 30), the Tier threshold for residential customers is 1000/kWh so that households can use more power at the lower price. In the summer period (May 1 – October 31), the Tier threshold for residential customers is 600/kWh.
For small business customers, the Tier threshold is 750/kWh all year round.
Tiered prices give you the flexibility to use electricity at any time of day at the same price, although that price will change if you exceed the threshold during the month.
Winter Tier Thresholds (November 1st, 2020)
Tier One – 12.6 ¢/kWh
- Residential – first 1,000 kWh/month
- Non-residential – first 759 kWh/month
Tier Two – 14.6 ¢/kWh
- Residential – for electricity used above 1,000 kWh/month
- Non-residential – for electricity used above 750 kWh/month