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Electricity tariff transition rebates for regional businesses

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The Electricity Tariff Adjustment Scheme will support eligible regional Queensland businesses as they move from obsolete tariffs to standard business tariffs.

The Queensland Government will provide eligible customers with transition rebates for up to 9 years on their electricity bills to partially offset increased bill costs.

Transition rebates are tailored to each customer, and are based on an estimate of how much their electricity bill will increase when they move to a business tariff.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the scheme, you must:

  • be a Queensland farm or business and be on an obsolete electricity tariff in the Ergon Energy Retail service area
  • have an annual bill increase of 5% or more from switching to a standard tariff (based on 2021-22 rates)
  • have an annual bill increase of more than $500 per year.

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Ergon Energy Retail will analyse the existing bill data of its regional farmers and businesses to identify eligible customers.

Eligible customers were contacted from July 2021. 

To find out more, see the Business Queensland website.