Electricity Supply

Power for Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy does not get its power from the national electricity grid, as most people in Australia do. Power is generated by a stand-alone Hybrid Diesel / Wind / Solar System.

Coober Pedy purchases its power from Energy Developments Ltd (EDL) via a power purchase agreement.

The distribution and retailing of electricity is performed by Council.

If you require power to be connected to a property you need to contact the council office on (08) 8672 4600 or email dccp@cpcouncil.sa.gov.au.

Energy tariffs, fees and charges are subsidized by the South Australian government under the Remote Areas Energy Supplies (RAES) scheme.

The RAES scheme aligns domestic and commercial tariffs to the average of standing offers from electricity retailers supplying to the South Australia on-grid market.

Tariff1

RAES Townships and Communities2

(Prices include GST)

cents/kWh

Residential (formerly Domestic)

Supply Charge (cents/day)

92.76

First 3.288 kWh per day (300 kWh per quarter)

35.46

Next 7.671 kWh per day (700 kWh per quarter)

35.81

All additional kWh per day

36.54

Business (formerly General Supply)

Supply Charge (cents/day)

108.04

All kWh per day

37.89

State and Commonwealth Government Agencies3

Supply Charge (cents/day)

108.04

All kWh per day

75.00

CALL OUTS

If you are experiencing a power outage due to the deficiency in the Council’s supply system please do not hesitate to call the numbers below:

Non-emergency faults: 8672 4600 (9.00 am - 5.00 pm)

Electricity Supply On-Call Operator #1: 0417 814 617 (Emergencies only)

DCCP Electricity Distribution Manager: 0418 848 279

*Please not that a Call-Out Fee of $366 will be applied where the fault occurs on the consumer’s side of the meter or is not a fault due to the deficiency in Council’s supply system.

Receiving your electricity accounts

You can receive your electricity account electronically via Ezybill.

Electronic delivery of your electricity account makes it easier and more convenient for you to manage your payments, save paper and reduce waste.

You'll have your notice accessible on any electronic device and at your fingertips whenever you are ready to pay your electricity.

Signup today in two simple steps:

  1. Set up your ezybill account

    Set up account

    Please note, you will need to set up a new account before completing registration information.

    Follow the 'sign up now' buttons on the home page to quickly create an account

  2. Subscribe to the service you want

You’ll be notified when your bill arrives by email.

For further information or assistance, please contact the Council office on 08 8672 4600.