Residential feed-in tariff scheme
The residential net feed-in tariff scheme is a Western Australian Government subsidy encouraging the use of renewable energy systems.
Through the Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme, residents who own renewable energy systems can export renewable electricity to the grid and are paid by Synergy or Horizon Power. System owners who are also part of the feed-in tariff scheme are paid an additional rate by the WA Government for the electricity they export.
This scheme is closed to new applicants.
The feed-in tariff scheme was open to applications from 1 July 2010 to 1 August 2011, when the cap was reached and the scheme was suspended. Customers who had already made a contractual commitment to purchase a renewable energy system were given an extended period to apply.
The Public Utilities Office is auditing applications for WA’s residential net feed-in tariff scheme to meet the WA Government’s financial accounting and probity requirements.
Information for existing customers
Inverter and panel upgrades
If you are considering upgrading your inverter or panels, please remember that you must keep your inverter at the same capacity as in your original application to your retailer in order to receive feed-in tariff payments.
Customers who increase the size of their inverter or add an inverter beside the existing one will no longer receive feed-in tariff payments.
To find out more, visit Inverters and panels.
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