Sub-project 4: Tariff Reform

The Tar­iff Reform sub-project is led by Jacana Ener­gy. This sub-project team works close­ly with the Com­mu­ni­ty Solu­tions sub-project team, towards the par­al­lel deliv­ery of house­hold bat­ter­ies and an asso­ci­at­ed tar­iff tri­al. This will involve house­holds par­tic­i­pat­ing in Future Grid Solar Streets”.

While NT pol­i­cy deter­mines the tar­iffs that Jacana can pro­vide, the test­ing and devel­op­ment of new tar­iffs remains impor­tant. Tar­iffs can be a use­ful tool in chang­ing ener­gy usage pat­terns and to incen­tivise the uptake of tech­nolo­gies, includ­ing bat­ter­ies and solar. The tar­iff reform sub-project will explore options for time-of-use elec­tric­i­ty tar­iffs and a month­ly VPP par­tic­i­pa­tion cred­it. The final ele­ments will test how cus­tomers respond to dif­fer­ent price sig­nals and the effect of their altered behav­iour on the pow­er system.