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Electricity prices

Horizon Power delivers energy solutions to regional and remote Western Australia and is focused on ensuring reliable electricity is provided to our customers in the most efficient way to reduce costs.

Each year, the WA State Government reviews Horizon Power’s tariffs, fees and charges, and sets the price that customers pay for electricity. These changes better reflect the cost of generating electricity, maintaining the electricity grid, providing customer services and providing safe, reliable electricity to regional WA. This annual review determines the regulated electricity tariff, fees and charges to apply to all customers throughout Western Australia under the WA State Government’s Uniform Tariff Policy.

The WA State Government subsidises the price of electricity as it costs more to deliver power to customers in regional and remote Western Australia than the price that customers are actually charged. In 2020-21, the subsidy will be $185 million for regional electricity, or $3,972 per customer connection for 2020-21.

Electricity prices 2020-2021

As part of a range of COVID-19 support measures, the WA State Government has placed on hold the price of the household electricity tariff (A2 and MyPower residential) and has also provided support for regional businesses through a $2,500 Small Business and Charity Tariff Offset payment.

Effective from 1 July there will be changes to a range of business and charity tariffs, that apply across WA. Many fees and charges are not changing, and only a modest increase is applied to those that are. A full list of prices is available below.

Electricity fees and charges brochure 2020-2021
  • For home
  • For business
  • Billing & metering
  • Streetlights & unmetered supply

The A2 tariff is the standard residential tariff applied to private dwellings (houses, home units, flats, apartments) used solely for residential purposes. It offers customers the same flat rate energy charge regardless of where they live and which time of the day electricity is used.

Supply charge $1.0333 /day
Supply charge: additional homes $0.4108 /day
Variable charge 28.8229 c/kWh

The K2 tariff is applied to customers who use electricity partly for residential and partly for business purposes, who consume less than 160 megawatt hours per annum. 

Some examples include:

  • commercial, industrial or general properties with a caretaker's residence attached, including churches, schools, shops, factories, police stations and post offices;
  • private residences in which a room or suite of rooms is used for commercial purposes, such as a doctor's surgery, child-minding centre or real estate office; and
  • farming properties where electricity for both the residence and other farm facilities, such as a shearing shed, irrigation pump or cold storage room is supplied through a single metered supply point.
Supply charge $1.8234 /day
0-20 kWh/day 30.1107 c/kWh
20-1,650 kWh/day 28.3753 c/kWh
>1,650 kWh/day  31.9921 c/kWh

If you live in Broome or Port Hedland you may be eligible for MyPower. MyPower is a new way to pay for electricity, which gives you more predictability and control over your bills. Click here for further information.

Electricity is charged by the unit. A unit is one Kilowatt hour (kWh).
All prices are correct as at 1 July 2020, include GST (except where noted otherwise), and are subject to change at any time.

The C2 tariff is available to small voluntary and charitable organisations. 

You can apply for this tariff if in writing, providing evidence which clearly illustrates that the conditions set out in the Energy Operators (Regional Power Corporation) (Charges) By-Laws 2006 have been met. Examples include:

  • Community clubs, such as Apex, Rotary and Lions;
  • Youth groups, such as Scouts, Girls Brigade and YMCA;
  • Non-profit groups, such as the Arts Council, Amnesty International and St Vincent De Paul;
  • Non-profit accommodation, such as the Youth Crisis Centre; and
  • Fire/rescue groups, such as the Volunteer Fire Brigade and Sea Rescue.
Supply charge 99.7104 c/day
0-20 kWh/day 23.2958 c/kWh
20-1,650 kWh/day 24.8550 c/kWh
>1,650 kWh/day  23.7081 c/kWh

The D2 tariff is applied to charitable or benevolent organisations providing residential accommodation. With charitable accommodation, the number of additional residences is determined by dividing the total number of beds by five and rounding up to the next whole number. Examples include;

  • Hostels for the aged, women's refuges and other emergency accommodation; and
  • Homes for the aged which have a hostel as well as self-contained units, supplied through one point of supply. Where the hostel is supplied separately from the units, the hostel is eligible for the D2 tariff and the units are eligible for the residential A2 tariff.
Supply charge 98.3532 c/day
Variable charge 24.9876 c/kWh

 

The K2 tariff is applied to customers who use electricity partly for residential and partly for business purposes, who consume less than 160 megawatt hours per annum. 

Some examples include:

  • commercial, industrial or general properties with a caretaker's residence attached, including churches, schools, shops, factories, police stations and post offices;
  • private residences in which a room or suite of rooms is used for commercial purposes, such as a doctor's surgery, child-minding centre or real estate office; and
  • farming properties where electricity for both the residence and other farm facilities, such as a shearing shed, irrigation pump or cold storage room is supplied through a single metered supply point.
Supply charge $1.8234 /day
0-20 kWh/day 30.1107 c/kWh
20-1,650 kWh/day 28.3753 c/kWh
>1,650 kWh/day  31.9921 c/kWh

The L2 tariff is applied to customers where electricity  is used for business purposes, with consumption up to  50 megawatt hours per annum (up to 137 units per day on average). 

Supply charge $1.8447 /day
0-1,650 kWh/day 28.7065 c/kWh
>1,650 kWh/day 32.3656 c/kWh

 

The L4 tariff is applied to customers where the electricity is used for business purposes, with consumption of 50 megawatt hours or more per annum (greater than 137 units per day on average), and for customers who use electricity partly for residential and partly for business purposes, who consume more than 160 megawatt hours per annum.

New commercial customers should contact their local Horizon Power office to discuss their electricity needs and pricing.

Supply charge $1.9747 /day
0-1,650 kWh/day 40.1101 c/kWh
>1,650 kWh/day  34.0347 c/kWh

This tariff is for State, Commonwealth and Foreign Government entities that are supplied from a regional non-interconnected system (NIS), in rural and remote areas across the Kimberley, Gascoyne Mid West, Goldfields Esperance regions and the Pilbara towns of Marble Bar, Nullagine and Onslow. 

Horizon Power customers within these areas pay the same price for their electricity, according to the tariff appropriate for their type of business.

On 1 July 2015 this tariff was removed from the Energy Operators (Regional Power Corporation) (Charges) By-laws 2006 which means Horizon Power is now responsible for setting this tariff rate. 

For customers consuming less than 160MWh per annum the current N2 tariff rate is displayed below.

Supply charge $6.48 /day   
Variable charge 55.73 c/kWh

 

For customers consuming greater than 160MWh per annum the current N2 tariff rate is displayed below.

N2 Supply charge Variable charge
Band 1
160-250 MWh
$265.48 /day 15.13 c/kWh
Band 2  
250-300 MWh
$353.97 /day 15.13 c/kWh
Band 3
300-400 MWh
$442.46 /day  15.13 c/kWh
Band 4
400-700 MWh
$692.42 /day 15.13 c/kWh
Band 5
700-1000 MWh
$1,066.05 /day 15.13 c/kWh
Band 6
1000-2000 MWh
$1,878.53 /day 15.13 c/kWh
Band 7
2000-4000 MWh
$3,337.88 /day    15.13 c/kWh
Band 8
Above 4000 MWh
$5,175.00 /day 15.13 c/kWh

This tariff is for State, Commonwealth and Foreign Government entities that are supplied from the North West Interconnected System (NWIS).

The NWIS is the system from which electricity generated from one or more of the power stations in Port Hedland or Karratha is supplied to customers in the Pilbara towns of Cossack, Karratha, Port Hedland, Point Samson, Roebourne and South Hedland.

On 1 July 2015 this tariff was removed from the Energy Operators (Regional Power Corporation) (Charges) By-laws 2006 which means Horizon Power is responsible for setting this tariff rate. Existing customer contracts will remain unchanged. 

For customers consuming less than 160MWh per annum the current P2 tariff rate is displayed below.

Supply charge $6.48 /day   
Variable charge 49.42 c/kWh

 

For customers consuming greater than 160MWh per annum the current P2 tariff rate is displayed below.

P2 Supply charge Variable charge
Band 1
160-250 MWh
$279.45 /day 11.85 c/kWh
Band 2  
250-300 MWh
$368.46 /day 11.85 c/kWh
Band 3
300-400 MWh
$452.81 /day  11.85 c/kWh
Band 4
400-700 MWh
$599.27 /day 11.85 c/kWh
Band 5
700-1000 MWh
$923.74 /day 11.85 c/kWh
Band 6
1000-2000 MWh
$1,593.90 /day 11.85 c/kWh
Band 7
2000-4000 MWh
$3,105.00 /day 11.85 c/kWh
Band 8
Above 4000 MWh
$5,175.00 /day 11.85 c/kWh



NWIS/Regional Caravan Parks

The State Government recognises that caravan parks in the North West Interconnected System (from Karratha to Port Hedland) and regional off-grid power systems may be disadvantaged if they are paying business tariffs higher than the residential tariff. As a result, Horizon Power has developed the Caravan Park Tariff Compensation Program. 

Please see below for more information about how the Scheme will affect you.

Caravan Park Tariff Compensation Program

Terms & Conditions

Application Form

If you live in Broome or Port Hedland you may be eligible for MyPower. MyPower is a new way to pay for electricity, which gives you more predictability and control over your bills. Click here for further information.

Electricity is charged by the unit. A unit is one Kilowatt hour (kWh).
All prices are correct as at 1 July 2020, include GST (except where noted otherwise), and are subject to change at any time.

Billing Charge
Paper bill fee $1.20
Over the counter payment (Australia Post) $2.54
Account establishment $24.00 
Dishonour fee (via Australia Post) $27.50
Dishonour fee (via direct debit) $14.80
Overdue account notice $5.80*
Credit card transaction fee 0.71%
Copy of customer invoice request $3.30

 

Metering Charge
Meter test - standard meter testing $247.20
Meter test – concession rate $154.40
Meter damage  $851.00
Remote reconnection or disconnection $6.20
Interval data request $30.00
Remote meter configuration $26.30
Manual meter read $152.20
Subsidiary electricity meter rental  (daily charge) $0.1660
Reconciliation of embedded network  master account Quote required
Embedded network management $312.10
Adding or removing meters from an embedded network account Quote required
Rebilling of an embedded network master meter account Quote required

 

All prices are correct as at 1 July 2020, include GST (except where noted otherwise), and are subject to change at any time.

*GST not applicable

Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M) 1.15 am switch off (A) Dawn switch off (C)
ZE56 40 Fluorescent 45.7632 46.4627 49.0458
Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M) 1.15 am switch off (A) Dawn switch off (C)
ZE13 150 High-pressure sodium 60.6021 62.6991 72.2937
ZE15 250 High-pressure sodium 76.0201 79.9587 95.0176
ZE19  70  High-pressure sodium  N/A  N/A 0.6303 
Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M) 1.15 am switch off (A) Dawn switch off (C)
ZE52 100 Incandescent 34.9771 36.4334 40.5008
Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M) 1.15 am switch off (A) Dawn switch off (C)
ZE59 66 Standard LED  48.4496 49.4980 52.6881
ZE60 132 Standard LED  60.2062 62.7253 73.8838
ZE61  198  Standard LED  63.0392  66.5599 82.0078 
ZE62  25  Standard LED  45.8728  46.2974  47.1214 
ZE63  120  Standard LED  56.2409  57.8225  65.1331 
ZE64 180  Standard LED  62.9170  66.4060  81.7158 
ZE65 18  Standard LED  45.0598  45.2992  45.4441 
ZE66 20  Standard LED  45.1934  45.4633  45.7198 
ZE67 53  Standard LED  48.0216  48.9679  51.7685 
ZE68 80  Standard LED  48.9586  50.1283  53.7816 
ZE69 160  Standard LED  57.7915  59.7397  68.5551 
Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M) 1.15 am switch off (A) Dawn switch off (C)
ZE01 50 Mercury Vapour 46.8074 47.7438 51.2227
ZE02 80 Mercury Vapour 52.6008 53.7701 58.5808
ZE03  125  Mercury Vapour 60.7674  62.6922  69.8311 
ZE07 250  Mercury Vapour  73.5169  77.1275  90.7128 
ZE10  400  Mercury Vapour  85.8954  89.5036  119.2782 
Tariff Wattage Lamp type Midnight switch off (M) 1.15 am switch off (A) Dawn switch off (C)
ZE18 Per kW Privately owned N/A N/A 271.5837

For information related to unmetered supplies, please contact us. 

*All prices shown as cents per day and effective 1 July 2020.

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