A powerful argument for another interconnector

The State Government says the re-energising of the Heywood electricity interconnector between South Australia and Victoria highlights the vital need for the proposed interconnector between SA and NSW. The Heywood Interconnector, which was knocked out during storms on February 1 when towers in Victoria fell, had half its capacity restored on Monday and is expected […]

Cheaper electricity prices coming

Two separate reports by electricity regulators show electricity prices in South Australia are going to fall further for households and businesses this year. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has determined that the default market offer for electricity, which replaced “standing offers” as the backstop for those who are not on market contracts, will be cut […]

Storm damages electricity interconnector

Storm damage to transmission lines near the Heywood interconnector on the Victorian side of the border will leave South Australia disconnected from the eastern states for up to a fortnight and highlights the critical importance of the proposed SA-NSW interconnector. At approximately 2:30pm on Friday the 31st of January, transmission towers in Victoria owned by AusNet Services were […]

Battery bonus for new home buyers

In another first for the Home Battery Scheme new home buyers in South Australia will be able to have solar and battery systems installed during the build delivering substantial savings on their electricity bills. “This latest development in the $100 million Home Battery Scheme will turbo charge the take up of home solar and battery […]

Lake Bonney Battery boosts energy competition

The Marshall Government’s transformation of South Australia’s power system is another step closer with the Lake Bonney big battery in the final stages of testing and close to full commercial operation. “The Marshall Government has prioritised delivering cheaper, more reliable electricity to South Australian households and businesses whilst lowering emissions,” said Minister for Energy and […]

SA-NSW Interconnector gets official ‘no regret’ status

In another significant step towards the SA-NSW interconnector the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has classified it a Priority 1 project under its Integrated System Plan and labelled it a ‘no regret’ investment. “In essence AEMO has labelled the SA-NSW interconnector a ‘no brainer’ to deliver cheaper, more reliable electricity for South Australian households and […]

$21m support package for drought-affected SA farmers

Hon Steven Marshall MP Premier Hon Tim Whetstone MP Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development South Australian drought affected farmers will get extra support through a dedicated $21 million package announced by the Marshall Liberal Government today. The Drought Support Program will help farmers and families who need it most, providing immediate support through […]

SA to host world first crowd sourced mineral exploration

The Marshall Liberal Government will be the first government globally to host a $250,000 crowdsourced open data competition to fast-track the discovery of mineral deposits in South Australia. ExploreSA: The Gawler Challenge partners with open innovation platform, Unearthed, in a world-wide call for geologists and data scientists to uncover new exploration targets in the state’s […]