Record temperatures, weak energy system shows why NSW interconnector is needed

The Marshall Government used ‘every tool at its disposal’ to prevent residential load-shedding yesterday, amid record high temperatures in Adelaide and across the state and low power supply in SA and Victoria. Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the Government was prepared and practiced, having been in close coordination with the […]

101 batteries already installed under Government’s Home Battery Scheme, hundreds more on the way

Hundreds of South Australians seeking more affordable, reliable power have successfully applied for a State Government subsidy through the Marshall Government’s new Home Battery Scheme, with 101 home batteries already successfully installed. Over 500 households are also now in line for installation – accessing grants of up to $6000 each – as public interest in […]

MOU on electricity interconnector

An interconnector to carry electricity between South Australia and New South Wales is a step closer after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by both state governments in Adelaide. “The MOU is another significant step in the process of establishing an interconnector that will lower electricity prices in both states and improve reliability […]

Smart response to meter delays

The Marshall Government has welcomed the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) adoption of strong new rules for electricity retailers regarding the installation of smart meters. “I’m pleased AEMC has adopted strict timelines and will impose hefty financial penalties if electricity retailers fail to deliver within those timelines,” said Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van […]

Regional communities speak up on NRM reform

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is pleased regional communities and primary producers have shown their support for the government’s proposed Natural Resource Management (NRM) reform. “More than 250 written submissions were received during the community consultation period,” Mr van Holst Pellekaan said. “I am pleased regional people have spoken up in support […]

Glowing report on Marshall Government’s energy plan

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s (AEMO) report into South Australia’s electricity system released today has strongly endorsed the Marshall Government’s plan to deliver more reliable and affordable energy to South Australia. Today’s AEMO South Australian Electricity Report highlights the importance of the Marshall Government’s Home Battery Scheme, interconnection to New South Wales, and the Virtual […]

10 per cent electricity price cut long overdue

Minister for Energy Dan van Holst Pellekaan has welcomed announcements from Origin Energy, Red Energy and Lumo Energy that they will drop electricity prices for South Australians by 10 per cent from 1 January 2019. Origin Energy will reduce electricity prices for concession customers on standing offers or non-discounted plans by 10 per cent, while […]