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Electricity tariffs

A tariff is a standardised contract that determines the way that you are charged for goods or services. In this case it is how you are charged for your use of the electricity network. This charge is part of your electricity bill.

There are different types of tariffs such as tariffs that are based on how much electricity you use, what time of the day you use it, and the demand you place on the network. Our tariffs are designed to reflect the costs associated with how you use the electricity network. This means, for example, that you could lower your electricity bill by using electricity during ‘off-peak’ times when the network has spare capacity. This helps us reduce the amount of infrastructure we need to build which can keep network costs down. The design of tariffs plays a key role in driving efficient electricity use.

We want to ensure that our tariffs allocate network costs fairly across electricity consumers. This section helps us to understand what you know about tariffs and identify areas we may be able to change or improve.