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Tasmania Energy Market

Until recently, Tasmania was one of the most heavily regulated energy markets in the country but this is no longer the case. In the last few years, more energy providers have begun trickling into the market, giving residential consumers more choice than ever before when it comes to making decisions about their electricity and gas. If you’re curious about these changes happening in Tasmania and how you can benefit from choosing your energy provider, find out more by reading below.

Compare Cheapest Electricity Plans in Tasmania

Selectra's Recommendation: Best Electricity Plans in Tasmania, 2024
Energy Provider + PlanEstimated PriceAdditional Information
Energy Locals
Energy Locals Online Member
 
$170 / month
$1,990 / year
Benefits:
Solar Feed-In, GreenPower & Smart Meter Compatible
   
Daily Supply Charge:
89.00c/day

Other Cheapest Electricity Plans in Tasmania, April 2024

Other Cheapest Electricity Plans in TAS
Energy Provider + PlanEstimated PriceAdditional Information
1st Plus - Tariff 31, Residential Light & Power$180 / month
$2,210 / year
Benefits:
Solar Feed-In & Smart Meter Compatible
   
Daily Supply Charge:
113.74c/day
CovaU Freedom Residential Anytime$180 / month
$2,210 / year
Benefits:
Solar Feed-In, Smart Meter Compatible & Additional Discounts and Rewards
   
Daily Supply Charge:
113.77c/day
Aurora Energy Residential Flat Rate$180 / month
$2,210 / year
Benefits:
Solar Feed-In, GreenPower & Smart Meter Compatible
   
Daily Supply Charge:
113.77c/day

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don't compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on electricity distributor for Hobart (7000) with low usage of 5,986kWh/year. Calculations are based on the reference price for this area. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Selectra advises you to do your own research at energymadeeasy.com before determining if you should sign up for a new energy plan. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Last Updated January 2024.

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Electricity Providers in Tasmania

Historically, Tasmania has had one of the most heavily regulated energy markets in Australia, leading to little competition or choice between energy providers. Up until February 2019, Aurora Energy was the only electricity provider in the state, when 1st Energy entered the market.

Since then, three more providers have joined the Tasmanian electricity market. First, Future X Power in late 2019 and then Energy Locals and Elysian Energy in 2020. Now, with four energy providers in the state, Tasmanians have more choice than ever before when it comes to comparing and switching energy providers.

Energy Locals Tasmania

Energy Locals entered the Tasmanian energy market to shake things up with their wholesale electricity plans. Like 1st Energy, Energy Locals offers two solar plans and two standard plans. For all of them, you can choose to sign up for a single rate tariff or a time of use tariff.

Energy Locals Electricity Rates TAS
Plan NameOnline MemberLocal MemberStanding Offer
Daily Supply Charge89.00c / day89.00c / day89.00c / day
Usage Rates24.50c / kWh24.50c / kWh24.50c / kWh
Solar Feed-In$10.87c / kWh exported$10.87c / kWh exported$10.87c / kWh exported
Estimated Cost
(*discounts included)
$1,990 / year$1,990 / year$2,050 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don't compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on electricity distributor for Hobart (7000) with a low usage of 5,986kWh. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Selectra advises you to do your own research at energymadeeasy.com before determining if you should sign up for a new energy plan. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Last Updated January 2024.

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If you find yourself locked in a dispute with one of these energy suppliers, Tasmania has a dedicated Ombudsman service to help mediate your dispute. To learn more, read our guide to filing a complaint with the Tasmanian Ombudsman.

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Aurora Energy Tasmania

For the longest time, Aurora Energy was the first and only energy provider in Tasmania, until the introduction of competition in 2019. Below you will find Aurora Energy’s available tariffs, and the rates associated with each.

Aurora Energy Electricity Rates TAS
Plan Name Residential Peak and Off-Peak Aurora+ on Time of Use Residential Flat Rate (Light & Power)
Daily Supply Charge 126.39c / day 126.39c / day 113.77c / day
Usage Rates 16.85c to 36.20c / kWh 16.85c to 36.20c / kWh 29.95c / kWh

Solar Feed-In

$10.869c / kWh exported $10.869c / kWh exported $10.869c / kWh exported

Estimated Cost
(*discounts included)

$2,600 / year $2,600 / year $3,000 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don't compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on electricity distributor for Hobart (7000) with an average use of 8619kWh. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Selectra advises you to do your own research at energymadeeasy.com before determining if you should sign up for a new energy plan. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid April 2024.

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1st Energy Tasmania

1st Energy offers very similar rates to Aurora Energy, as the first challenger on the market. However, 1st Energy offers two time of use plans and two single rate plans, with each pair having a plan focused on solar energy.

1st Energy Electricity Rates TAS
Plan Name RACT Saver - Tariff 93, Time of Use 1st Plus - Tariff 93, Time of Use 1st Solar Bonus - Tariff 93, Time of Use RACT Saver - Tariff 31, Light & Power 1st Plus - Tariff 31, Light & Power 1st Solar Bonus - Tariff 31, Light & Power
Daily Supply Charge 126.28c / day 126.28c / day 126.28c / day 113.74c / day 113.74c / day 113.74c / day
Usage Rates 16.83c to 36.19c / kWh 16.83c to 36.19c / kWh 16.83c to 36.19c / kWh 29.92c / kWh 29.92c / kWh 29.92c / kWh

Solar Feed-In

$10.869c / kWh exported $10.869c / kWh exported $12c / kWh exported $10.869c / kWh exported $10.869c / kWh exported $12c / kWh exported

Estimated Cost
(*discounts included)

$2,520 / year $2,600 / year $2,600 / year $2,890 / year $3,000 / year $3,000 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don't compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on electricity distributor for Hobart (7000) with an average use of 8619kWh. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Selectra advises you to do your own research at energymadeeasy.com before determining if you should sign up for a new energy plan. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid April 2024.

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CovaU Tasmania

CovaU has some of the highest electricity rates in Tasmania. They don't offer solar plans, but both of their plans include a reasonable 8.883c / kWh solar feed-in tariff.

CovaU Electricity Rates TAS
Plan Name Freedom Residential Time of Use Freedom Residential Anytime Basics Residential Anytime Basics Residential Time of Use
Daily supply charge 109.90c / day 98.93c / day 108.30c / day 115.81c / day
Usage rates 15.57c to 33.40c / kWh 27.63c / kWh 33.03c / kWh 27.10 to 44.15c / kWh

Solar Feed-In

$10.869c / kWh exported $10.869c / kWh exported $10.869c / kWh exported $10.869c / kWh exported

Estimated Cost
(*discounts included)

$2,380 / year $2,740 / year $3,240 / year $3,370 / year

*Figures are for illustrative purposes only and don't compare all products, providers, plan features, offers, or rates. Products are compared like-for-like and any distinctions between products are clearly marked. Not all offers may be available in all locations or distribution networks. Rates based on electricity distributor for Hobart (7000) with an average use of 8619kWh. Any offers or estimated costs compared are for example purposes only and may change based on your individual circumstances or habits. Selectra advises you to do your own research at energymadeeasy.com before determining if you should sign up for a new energy plan. Offers and availability are subject to change. Read more about Basic Plan Information here. Valid April 2024.

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Gas Rates in Tasmania

While there isn’t much choice between electricity providers in Tasmania, there are even fewer choices when it comes to natural gas providers. Despite the price of gas not being regulated in Tasmania, the limited market means very few new gas providers try to retail in the state. Currently only Aurora Energy and Tas Gas retail residential natural gas to Tasmanians.

In terms of price, Tas Gas and Aurora Energy have little difference. While Tas Gas might have a higher daily supply charge and lower usage rates, Aurora Energy has a lower daily supply charge but higher usage rates.

Tasmania Gas Rates
Plan InformationTas GasAurora Energy Gas
Daily Supply Charge61.0c / day61.17c / day
Usage Rates4.61c / MJ5.19c / MJ

Valid April 2024. Find more information on the providers' websites.

Solar Feed-In Tariff Tasmania

The bad news when it comes to limited retail competition in the Tasmanian electricity market - if you have solar panels you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to your solar feed-in tariff. Unlike other states in Australia, where you can find different combinations of feed-in tariff and energy plan discounts, Tasmania’s limited electricity market means limited solar feed-in tariffs. Below, you’ll find the available solar feed-in tariffs in Tasmania, for each available provider in the state.

  • Aurora Energy: 10.869c/kWh
  • 1st Energy: 10.869c/kWh to 12c/kWh
  • Energy Locals: 10.869c/kWh
  • CovaU: 10.869c/kWh
  • Sonnen Energy: 8.88c/kWh

Cost of Solar Panels in Hobart

If you’re interested in investing in solar energy for your home in Hobart, TAS, then you must research the cost of solar panels. The average cost of solar panels in the state are higher than the national average, according to SolarChoice June 2021 solar price report, which takes into account solar rebates available through the Renewable Energy Target small-scale certificates, and includes GST. Below, you can check the average cost of soalr panels in Hobart, depending on the size of solar panels you would like to be installed:

Average Cost of Solar Panels in Hobart
State3kW5kW7kW10kW
Hobart, TAS$5,020$6,540$8,630$12,390
National$4,270$5,640$7,440$10,390

Valid April 2024.

Power Outage Tasmania

If you’re experiencing a power outage, or another energy-related issue, in Tasmania, you’re going to want to call your energy distributor to let them know and hopefully fix the problem. While you purchase your electricity and gas through energy providers, it's the distributor who actually manages the infrastructure and supplies your home with energy.In Tasmania, there is one electricity distributor, TasNetworks, and one gas distributor, Tas Gas Networks.

Tasmania Power Outage Number
TasNetworksTas Gas Networks
132 004180 2111