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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.   

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.

  • For Home
  • For Business

Horizon Power offers the buyback price to all residential customers if they live in a town that can accept additional managed or unmanaged renewable energy systems.

Unmanaged hosting capacity is only available to customers on the A2, C2, D2 tariffs or to an educational institution that wishes to install a renewable energy system size less than or equal to five kilowatts. Generation management is required to install systems that are greater than five kilowatts. Please note the buyback price is not available to residential customers installing systems greater than five kilowatts.

If your town’s network has reached the maximum amount of renewable energy it can host without compromising the reliability of power supply to all customers (we call this hosting capacity). We are able to offer additional hosting capacity if generation management systems are installed. Generation management controls the electricity output of the renewable energy system but may be more expensive to install. 

Am I eligible to install a renewable energy system?

For both residential and commercial customer groups, you must use the eligibility calculator to determine if you are able to install a system and are eligible to apply for the buyback price. 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.

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. Please use the eligibility calculator or refer to the fact sheet below to see if your town has hosting capacity available. 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?

Call our Renewable Energy hotline on 1800 618 916. 

Available hosting capacity - effective February 2017 

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.

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. The buyback offer is only available to customers on these tariffs in towns with higher generating costs, however renewable energy systems may still be approved for installation.  If you have any questions about the results the eligibility calculator provides, please contact us at renewables@horizonpower.com.au.

Am I eligible to install a renewable energy system?

For both residential and commercial customer groups, you must use the eligibility calculator to determine if you are able to install a system and are eligible to apply for the buyback price. 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.

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. Please use the eligibility calculator or refer to the fact sheet below to see if your town has hosting capacity available. 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?

Call our Renewable Energy hotline on 1800 618 916. 

Available hosting capacity - effective February 2017 

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.