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
Compare electricity and gas providers in the Northern Territory
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:
Energy distributors, such as the Power and Water Corporation, maintain the grids and energy networks and typically don't sell energy directly to consumers. However, Power and Water does sell electricity to customers in remote areas of the NT.
Energy providers or retailers buy energy from the distributors and sell it on to consumers.
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