In regional Queensland there is limited competition in the retail electricity market, with Ergon Retail being the dominant retailer. Since 2014–15, the QCA has used an ‘avoided cost’ method to set a feed-in tariff that aims to ensure solar customers receive a fair and reasonable return for their solar exports.
The south east Queensland (SEQ) electricity market has been deregulated since July 2016. Customers can now compare electricity offers, including solar feed-in tariffs, from electricity retailers at Energy Made Easy. The QCA has been directed to monitor, and report annually, on solar feed-in tariff offers in SEQ.