What are tariffs?

Understand your bill by knowing what a tariff is.

A tariff determines the price you are charged for the energy you use. Tariffs vary depending on the type of meter you have and the energy distributor in your area. Some tariffs you may have seen or heard of are a single rate tariff, a controlled load tariff or a time of use tariff.

If you're unsure what rate structure you're on, simply check your electricity bill or get in touch with us if you're a Mojo customer. 

Single rate tariff

With a single rate tariff, you pay a flat cost for your electricity at all of times of the day and on all days of the week. Your single rate tariff includes a usage charge per kWh and a daily supply charge. Rates vary by network area. For the single rate prices in your area, view our Basic Plan Information.

A single rate tariff would generally be cheaper for those who use more energy in peak times. View the Basic Plan Information to find out the peak, shoulder and off-peak times in your area.

Controlled load tariff

A controlled load tariff is electricity supplied to specific appliances that are separately metered, such as an electric hot water system, underfloor heating or a swimming pool. A controlled load tariff has a lower rate as these appliances operate during off-peak hours (usually overnight). Your controlled load tariff includes a usage charge per kWh and a daily supply charge.

There are two levels of controlled load; 1 and 2. Controlled load 1 has cheaper rates than controlled load 2 and runs for less time during off-peak hours. Larger households may need controlled load 2 if the appliances requires a larger supply of electricity.

For the controlled load rates in your area, view our Basic Plan Information.

Time of use tariff

With a time of use tariff, you pay a different rate for electricity at different times of the day and depending on whether it is a weekday or the weekend. There are three separate usage charges you could pay; peak, shoulder and off-peak. Your time of use tariff includes your variable usage charge per kWh and a daily supply charge. Rates vary by network area. For the time of use rate prices in your area, view our Basic Plan Information.

A time of use tariff would generally be cheaper for those who use more energy outside of peak times. View the Basic Plan Information to find out the peak, shoulder and off-peak times in your area.