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Eligibility to install and buyback schemes

We offer customers the opportunity to apply to install renewable energy systems which are sufficient in size to cover their annual electricity needs.   

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Am I eligible to install a renewable energy system?

You must use the eligibility calculator below to determine if you are able to install a system and are eligible to apply for the buyback price. 

What about the renewable energy buyback offer?

If you don't use all of the electricity you generate, we may be able to buyback excess electricity you export into the electricity system. We offer buyback rates for each town which reflect our cost of electricity generation and distribution in that town. Because these costs vary greatly between towns across our vast service area, the rates differ significantly also. 

Please note: Horizon Power offers the buyback price to eligible residential customers who wish to install a five kilowatt or less renewable energy system. Buyback rates are reviewed annually and the amount payable is subject to change. We will advise you of any changes that affect your buyback rates.

What is hosting capacity?

For each town, we have a certain amount of capacity for renewable energy that can be safely installed on the power system and we call this hosting capacity. 

Unmanaged hosting capacity is generally available to residential customers on the A2, C2, D2 tariffs or to an educational institution who wish to install a five kilowatt or less renewable energy system. We are able to offer additional hosting capacity if generation managed systems are installed (this is the managed hosting capacity). Generation management controls the electricity output of the renewable energy system but may be more expensive to install. Please use the eligibility calculator or refer to the fact sheet to see if your town has hosting capacity available.

Available hosting capacity - effective February 2017

Please note: Hosting capacity changes daily as applications are approved, so we can only confirm availability when processing your application. The fact sheet will give you an idea of how much hosting capacity and generation managed capacity may be left in your town and should be used as a guide only.  

Questions?

If you have any questions about the results the eligibility calculator provides, please contact us at renewables@horizonpower.com.au or call our Renewable Energy hotline on 1800 618 916. 

Am I eligible to install a renewable energy system?

You must use the eligibility calculator below to determine if you are able to install a system and are eligible to apply for the buyback price. 

What about the renewable energy buyback offer?

If you don't use all of the electricity you generate, we may be able to buyback excess electricity you export into the electricity system. 

Please note: We only offer a buyback price to business customers in towns where the cost of generating electricity is high and there is managed hosting capacity available in the town. Buyback rates are reviewed annually and the amount payable is subject to change. We will advise you of any changes that affect your buyback rates.

What is hosting capacity?

For each town, we have a certain amount of capacity for renewable energy that can be safely installed on the power system and we call this hosting capacity. 

Customers on the L2, L4, K2, N2, P2 and M2 tariffs will need to install a generation managed system even if there is unmanaged hosting capacity available in the town. Generation management controls the electricity output of the renewable energy system but may be more expensive to install. Please use the eligibility calculator or refer to the fact sheet to see if your town has hosting capacity available.

Available hosting capacity - effective February 2017

Note: hosting capacity changes daily as applications are approved, so we can only confirm availability when processing your application. The fact sheet will give you an idea of how much hosting capacity and generation managed capacity may be left in your town and should be used as a guide only.  

Questions?

If you have any questions about the results the eligibility calculator provides, please contact us at renewables@horizonpower.com.au or call our Renewable Energy hotline on 1800 618 916. 

Please note: our calculator is currently unavailable due to maintenance. It will be back up again soon, but please phone our Renewable Energy hotline if you require assistance. Thank you.