Liberal Energy Solution to benefit the regions


Dan van Holst Pellekaan has said that households and businesses in Stuart are set to benefit from the Liberal Energy Solution released this week.

The Liberal Energy Solution will cut the average household bill by $302 per year once full implemented and provide a secure electricity network.

Key components of the Liberal Energy Solution include a $200 million interconnection fund to improve connectivity with the National Energy Market (NEM), a $100 million household battery program and a $50 million grid scale storage fund.

The Liberal Energy Solution focuses on:

  • More affordable electricity
  • More reliable renewable energy, empowering consumers
  • Much better value for taxpayers
  • Developing stronger connections between South Australia and the National Electricity Market (NEM)

“The high cost of electricity and threat of blackouts is hurting thousands of households and businesses across our electorate,” said Dan van Holst Pellekaan.

“The State-wide blackout last year came at a cost of $450 million to South Australia’s economy and regional households and businesses were some of the hardest hit.

“There are tens of thousands of households and businesses across our electorate that need affordable and reliable electricity.  

“Many businesses based in the regions are some of the biggest consumers of electivity and stand to benefit the most and this will contribute directly to regional employment.

“Independent expert advice has shown the Liberal Energy Solution will decrease electricity prices and improve energy security in our region.

“This will decrease the cost of living for households and decrease the cost of doing business which will help grow our regional economy and create much needed regional jobs.

“The Weatherill Labor Government has failed our state by delivering the highest priced and least reliable electricity in the country.

“By contrast, a Marshall Liberal Government has a solution to cut prices and increase energy security.

“Our policy will deliver lower prices without sacrificing reliability or the environment and this is what all South Australians deserve.”