'Usage so far' and 'cost so far' calculations
'Since your last bill, you’ve used' tells you the cost of your energy consumption up to this point in your billing period. It includes supply charges, usage charges and one-off credits. It may also include solar, demand and green charges if applicable.
All charges displayed include GST. Pay-on-time discounts, merchant fees and miscellaneous adjustments are excluded.
For smart meters:
- The usage so far is the amount of energy you've used so far in this billing cycle.
- The cost-to-date is the cost for your usage so far including supply charges, usage charges, any applicable solar, demand or green charges, and one-off credits, along with GST.
For basic meters:
- The usage so far is an estimated figure based on your usage for the same period last year, your most recent bill, or if you're new to AGL, with this meter it will be based on other customers or households in your state.
- The cost-to-date will be the costs associated with this estimated usage including supply charges, usage charges, guaranteed discounts and concessions, along with GST.
Regardless of your meter type, 'usage so far' is calculated by summing the daily usage costs (kWh* tariffs) and therefore doesn't take into account bill discounts. Usage discounts are included however discounts like '20% off your total bill' aren't.
'Cost so far' takes into account all of these discounts, except conditional discounts like 'Pay on time'.