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From July 2020, new residential Time-of-Use tariffs were introduced for residential customers with smart meters. These tariffs encourage more consumption of electricity during the middle of the day, to take better advantage of surplus solar generation. This ‘solar sponge’ tariff is offered between 10am to 3pm and is a quarter of the price of the normal network tariff.

By encouraging more energy use in the middle of the day, we can facilitate more solar rooftop exports and increase the amount of low-cost renewable energy available in South Australia. To take advantage of these tariffs, speak with your electricity retailer. Read more