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South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant – VPP Program Offer

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.

Our rates are:
Rate (Incl GST)
Usage rate26.73 c/kWh
Controlled load (if applicable)12.58 c/kWh
Supply charge78.32 c/day
Direct Debit/Centrepay discount-18.15 c/day

21% 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 $1355. Your bill will differ based on your usage.

Basic Plan Information available on request.

21% 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 $1635. Your bill will differ based on your usage.

Basic Plan Information available on request.

Availability

This offer is available to customers who:

  • Live in South Australia
  • Registered for the SA Virtual Power Plant program on Tesla.com
  • Have been invited by the SA Government to participate in this phase
  • Agree to maintain a payment method on their account at all times (direct debit, credit/debit card or Centrepay)

Savings & Benefits

The new 250 megawatt virtual power plant is designed to:

  • Lower energy prices
  • Provide increased stability to the grid
  • Provide protection during a grid outage†
  • Increase customer’s visibility of their energy use via a real-time app†
  • Reduce the use of fossil fuels

†Tesla will perform your home’s suitability assessment to determine one of the follow options for your home:

  • Tesla Powerwall and solar installed at your home
  • Tesla Powerwall with no solar installed at your home
  • No Tesla Powerwall or solar installed at your home, but with access to the lowest electricity rate in South Australia*

*Energy Locals & Tesla guarantee this offer will be the cheapest generally available single rate residential offer in SA, assessed against the entire market at each annual reprice (within 60 days of each financial year), until 31 August 2022. If a tier 1 Energy Retailer releases an offer with a cheaper rate between each annual reprice, Energy Locals and Tesla will reduce the SAVPP offer to align with the cheaper competitive offer (within 60 days of becoming aware of the cheaper offer). Read our FAQs or contact us to find out more.

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