Our previous blog: Origin vs AGL – TOU tariff 21c Solar FIT comparison, needs an update. You can read this blog here.
In my previous blog, I compared the Origin Energy and AGL 21c solar feed-in tariff deals under TOU billing. The verdict from this blog was that both Origin and AGL were near-identical when you balanced all fees and charges and my recommendation was to go with either option.
Unfortunately, Origin has, only a week ago, scrubbed their 21c solar FIT deal!
AGL now has the best solar feed-in tariff (Time of Use) period.
Origin’s new solar boost plan is woefully inadequate:
Origin Solar Boost Rates incl GST:
and the significant change:
You used to be able to get 21c per kWh for ALL solar export as long as the solar system was rated under 10kW. Hence it was possible to export up to 40+ kWh per day back to the grid for a FIT of 21c! Very tasty!! Over 90 days – you could export up to 3,600 kWh (possibly more) which would earn you $756 in CREDITS to be applied to your fixed charges.
Now you will be capped at 720kWh (90 days) or just a measly 8kWh per day!
720kWh x 18c per kWh = $129.60 (max benefit) and you will then get just 8c per kWh for any additional solar export.
Hence, if you had a 9.9kW system and you are exporting 40kWh per day back to the grid then your max benefit would be:
That is a potential MAX drop of around $396 in additional feed-in credits.
AGL Solar Savers Rates incl GST:
I have applied these new Origin Rates to my previous comparison – click here to read: which has AGL winning by just $2!
Under the Origin Energy new Solar Boost Plan rates – the difference is HUGE!
Below are what my charges would be based on my usage stats – used in the last comparison.
|Energy Retailer||Plan||Off-Peak||Peak||Shoulder||Supply Charge||Solar FIT|
|Origin Energy||Origin Solar Boost||$122.80||$82.80||$71.52||$140.66||$299.95|
|Energy Retailer||Plan||Total||less FIT||Payable|
|Origin Energy||Origin Solar Boost||$417.78||$299.95||$117.83|
The swing in favour of AGL is massive. The difference between the net payable on the two solar plans is a whopping $294.35!
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