What is a standing charge?

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A standing charge is a fixed amount that’s applied to your gas and electricity bill daily. For any tariff with a standing charge you’ll pay a daily charge and a single unit rate, making it easier to understand how much you’re paying.

Why do energy suppliers use a standing charge?

A standing charge is used to cover a supplier’s fixed costs, for example: Governmental carbon reduction commitments, supporting the vulnerable, and enabling a supply of gas/electricity to your home through distribution and metering services.

How will being on a standing charge tariff affect my prices?

Your bill will be determined by the daily standing charge, unit rate and the amount of energy
you use. See how to check whether you’re on the best deal.

Please remember, standing charge is applied even if no gas or electricity is used.

Can I switch from a two-tiered tariff to a standing charge tariff?

Yes, you can change to a standing charge tariff from a two tiered tariff. You can select the tariff you want and switch online.

 

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