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Find an Energy Plan in TAS : TOP 3 | June 2024

Rates based on electricity distributor for Hobart (7000) with average usage of 24.5kWh/day.

Energy Locals Online Member

Estimated Price

$2,710 / year

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1st Energy 1st Plus

Estimated Price

$3,090 / year

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CovaU Freedom Residential Anytime

Estimated Price

$3,090 / year

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Electricity & Gas Tasmania | Compare Plans & Rates in TAS

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: Electricity Plans in Tasmania, 2024

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Energy Provider + Plan

Estimated Yearly Price

Additional Information

 

Energy Locals
Energy Locals Online Member
 

$2,710 / yearBenefits:
Solar Feed-In, GreenPower & Smart Meter Compatible
   
Daily Supply Charge:
89.00c/day
 

1st Energy
1st Energy 1st Plus
 

$3,090 / yearBenefits:
Solar Feed-In, GreenPower & Smart Meter Compatible
   
Daily Supply Charge:
113.74c/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 medium usage of 24.5kWh/day. 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 May 2024.

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Tasmania is one of the newest states to join the National Electricity Market and while technically deregulated with full contestability, there are only two electricity providers in the state who offer nearly identical rates, and one natural gas provider.

Energy Providers in TAS

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.

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.

Compare Electricity Rates in TAS

Rank

Energy Provider + Plan

Estimated Yearly Price

Additional Information

 

Energy Locals
Energy Locals Online Member
 

$2,710 / yearBenefits:
Solar Feed-In, GreenPower & Smart Meter Compatible
   
Daily Supply Charge:
89.00c/day
 

1st Energy
1st Energy 1st Plus
 

$3,090 / yearBenefits:
Solar Feed-In, GreenPower & Smart Meter Compatible
   
Daily Supply Charge:
113.74c/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 medium usage of 24.5kWh/day. 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 June 2024.

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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 June 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

Energy Distributors in TAS

Tasmania only has one electricity and one gas distributor for the island. TasNetworks distributes electricity through the region, while Tas Gas Networks distributes the gas. You can find the phone numbers for both here, in case of a power outage or emergency.

Tasmania's Energy Distributors
DistributorService DistrictEmergency NumberGeneral Number
TasNetworksTasmania132 0041300 137 008
Tas Gas NetworksTasmania1802 1111800 770 018

Energy Rebates & Concessions in TAS

Those living in Tasmania who need a little extra help with their energy bills, have four that they might be eligible for. However, if you’re having trouble paying your energy bills, it’s best to first contact your energy provider to discuss all your options.

Energy customers in Tasmania have four concessions and rebates available to them:

  • Annual Electricity Concession Tasmania: Daily discount of 140.740c/day off their electricity bill
  • Heating Allowance Tasmania: Two payments of $28 in May in September
  • Life Support Concession Tasmania: Between 37.015c/day up to 196.577c/day
  • Medical Heating or Cooling Concession Tasmania: 42.155c/day

For more information about these concessions and energy rebates available, continue reading below.

Tasmania Rebates & Concessions

Annual Electricity Concession Tasmania

The Annual Electricity Concession is a Centrelink payment available to Tasmania residents holding an eligible concessions card.

With the Annual Electricity Concession, customers of any of Tasmania’s electricity providers will receive a daily discount of 140.740c/day off their electricity bill.

To apply for the Annual Electricity Concession, you must contact your energy provider:

Heating Allowance Tasmania

The Heating Allowance is a hidden Centrelink payment available to Pensioners with an eligible DHS or DVA Pensioner Concession Card living in Tasmania.

The Heating Allowance is given in two payments of $28 in May in September for a total of $56 annually.

To be eligible, single pensioners cannot have more than $1750 in cash assets, while married or de-facto couples cannot have more than $2,750 in cash assets. For more information visit the Tasmania DHS website.

Life Support Concession Tasmania

The Tasmania Life Support Concession is available to people with medically necessary life support equipment, or who live with someone using life support equipment in Tasmania.

The exact concession amount available depends on the life support equipment in use. However, Life Support Concessions payments can range from 37.015c/day up to 196.577c/day.

To apply, fill out a Life Support Concession application and have it signed by your medical practitioner before submitting it to your electricity retailer.

Medical Heating or Cooling Concession Tasmania

The Medical Heating or Cooling Concession is a hidden Centrelink payment available to people who have a medical condition or live with someone who has a medical condition requiring heating or cooling in Tasmania.

Currently, the Medical Heating or Cooling Concession is set at 42.155c/day.

To apply for the Medical Heating and Cooling Concession, you must fill out the Medical Heating and Cooling application found online and have it certified by a medical practitioner before submitting it to their energy retailer.

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