Outback Communities Authority

Member for Stuart and Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan van Holst Pellekaan has welcomed the appointment of three Outback Communities Authority (OCA) Board members. The OCA’s responsibilities include: Managing the provision of existing public services and facilities to Outback communities; Promoting improvements in the provision of public services and facilities to Outback communities; and […]

Virtual Power Plant is powering forward

South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant is delivering cheaper energy to South Australians who need it most with more than 1,100 Housing SA households now signed up to the program. “This VVP is delivering affordable electricity to some of South Australia’s most disadvantaged households whilst increasing the reliability of the state’s electricity network,” said Minister Dan […]

Renewable Energy | QUESTION TIME

Mr BASHAM (Finniss) (14:35): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister please update the house on the opportunities to export renewable energy from South Australia? The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (14:35): Thank you very much to the member for Finniss, who, like so […]

Electricity relief begins today

In welcome news, from today tens of thousands South Australia households and small businesses will be paying up to 12 per cent less for their electricity, with hundreds of thousands of others across the state also benefiting from more modest reductions in their electricity bills. “Some of the 80,000 households and businesses on standing contracts […]

Interconnector gets major project status

In another significant step towards the proposed SA-NSW interconnector, the Marshall Liberal Government has granted the nation-building infrastructure Major Project Status. Major Project Status recognises the economic significance of the interconnector to South Australia and delivers a rigorous whole of government assessment process. The $1.5 billion SA-NSW interconnector will deliver cheaper electricity to consumers in […]

South Australian Women’s Honour Roll

The Member for Stuart, Mr Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP is pleased to advise the deadline for nominations for the 2019 South Australian Women’s Honour Roll have been extended until Sunday, June 30. The Honour Roll acknowledges South Australian women for their outstanding contribution and achievements in leading the community towards greater respect and inclusivity. […]

Copper Mining | QUESTION TIME

Ms LUETHEN (King) (15:02): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister update the house on the opportunity for copper in South Australia and what the Marshall government is doing to support growth in this mineral? The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (15:02): I thank […]

Energising South Australia’s economic growth | STATE BUDGET

The 2019-20 State Budget reinforces the Marshall Liberal Government’s commitment to providing reliable, affordable energy for South Australian households and businesses as part of its agenda for investment, jobs creation and economic growth. “The Government’s $100 million Home Battery Scheme, $50 million Grid Scale Storage Fund, $30 million investment in demand management and integrated distributed […]