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Quick facts about Northern Territory energy plans
- The Northern Territory energy market has been open to full retail competition since 2010
- Despite being an open market, the state is dominated by state-owned providers
- Northern Territory residents have limited options when it comes to electricity providers
How does the energy market work in the Northern Territory?
Despite the NT energy market being open to full retail competition since 2010, the choice of energy providers is still very limited.
The Power and Water Corporation distributes electricity to all of the NT and retails electricity to customers in remote communities.
For most NT residents, there are only two choices for electricity providers: Jacana Energy and Rimfire Energy. Jacana Energy is government-owned and the largest electricity provider in the NT. Rimfire Energy is a relative newcomer to the NT energy market and is the only non-government energy retailer available to most customers in the state.
Gas retailer Kleenheat offers LPG and portable gas bottle services across the NT.
Northern Territory energy retailers
Residents of the NT can choose from the following energy retailers:
|Provider||⚡ Electricity||♨️ Gas||☀️ Solar|
|Power and Water||✅||❌||✅|
Energy rebates and concessions in the Northern Territory
NT residents may be eligible for the following rebates or concessions:
- NT Concession Scheme
- NT Seniors Recognition Scheme
How can I switch providers in the Northern Territory?
Residents in certain parts of the state can switch providers, but there are only two retailers to choose from. Those living in remote communities are not able to choose their energy provider.
If you're able to choose your provider, switching is simple. All you have to do is sign up for a new plan and cancel your old one.
Frequently asked questions about energy in the Northern Territory
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