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Energy Locals are proud to be working with Tesla and the South Australian Government to deliver the next phase of the world’s largest virtual power plant. Our VPP Program Offer is exclusively for invited tenants from SA Housing Trust or Community Housing Providers participating in the trial and is currently the best retail offer in South Australia.
The new 250 megawatt virtual power plant is designed to:
|Rates applicable until 31 Aug (inc GST)||Rates applicable from 1 Sep (inc GST)|
|Usage rate||28.50 c/kWh||35.50 c/kWh|
|Controlled load (if applicable)||17.00 c/kWh||18.00 c/kWh|
|Supply charge||76.00 c/day||80.00 c/day|
|Direct Debit/Centrepay discount||-18.15 c/day||-18.15 c/day|
Rates applicable until 31 Aug:
Anytime: 23% less than the reference price based on 4000/kWh/year for a residential customer on an anytime tariff in SA Power Networks. The lowest annual price is $1418. Your bill will differ based on your usage.
Anytime with Controlled Load: 22% less than the reference price based on 6000/kWh/year for a residential customer on an anytime plus controlled load tariff in SA Power Networks. The lowest annual price is $1781. Your bill will differ based on your usage.
Rates applicable from 1 Sep:
Anytime: 25% less than the reference price based on 4011/kWh/year for a residential customer on an anytime tariff in SA Power Networks. The lowest annual price is $1717. Your bill will differ based on your usage.
Anytime with Controlled Load: 24% less than the reference price based on 6017/kWh/year for a residential customer on an anytime plus controlled load tariff in SA Power Networks. The lowest annual price is $2113. Your bill will differ based on your usage.
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Tesla will check whether your home is suitable for either solar, Powerwall home battery or both, we may install a system on your home at no cost2, where you access sustainable electricity and battery back up for use during power outages.
|Tesla Powerwall Home Battery and Solar Panels||Tesla Powerwall Home Battery only||No Solar or Tesla Home Battery|
|Access the lowest generally available rate in South Australia1 for all electricity you use, regardless of where it comes from.|
|Access to sustainable electricity|
|Access to blackout protection|
|Smart meter installed at your home at no cost to you. You will receive your bills monthly from Energy Locals.||No smart meter installed; you will continue to receive your electricity bills quarterly from Energy Locals.|
|Powerwall home battery will require access to your home internet to assist with optimising the system. This operation will use very little internet.|
|The hardware installed on your home is owned by Tesla and you will not receive a Feed in Tariff. If you choose to leave South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant, the system will be configured to provide benefits to those who continue to be connected to the program. The system will remain installed on your home and you will not have access to a Feed in Tariff or backup protection from another retailer.|
|Energy Locals will perform a credit check as part of the process of switching your electricity.|
1 Energy Locals & Tesla review this offer annually to ensure it is the lowest generally available single-rate residential offer in SA as of 31 August of that year. If a tier 1 Energy Retailer releases an offer with a lower rate, Energy Locals and Tesla will reduce this offer to align with the lower competitive offer (within 60 days of becoming aware of the cheaper offer). Contact us at 08 7100 1294 to find out more.