$50 million fund to support new energy storage projects to make electricity more affordable and reliable in SA

The Hon. Angus Taylor MP Federal Minister for Energy The Hon. Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP SA Minister for Energy and Mining The South Australian State Government has launched a $50 million fund to support construction of new energy storage projects in South Australia, building on our efforts to make electricity more affordable and reliable […]

Home battery scheme sparks job creation

South Australia is set to become the home battery capital of the world following news that another battery producer will establish manufacturing facilities in Adelaide. Global energy storage company Alpha-ESS have signed an agreement with the South Australian Government that will see the company begin battery manufacturing in Adelaide – creating more than 100 new […]

Councils funded to help protect SA’s coasts

Hon David Speirs MP Minister for Environment and Water Eight South Australian councils have been granted a total of $325,500 by the Coast Protection Board to help protect and conserve the state’s coastline. To help councils manage their coastal risks and provide practical solutions, the Coast Protection Board’s annual grants program has funded seven regional councils […]

Roxby Downs Anniversary | QUESTION TIME

Dr HARVEY (Newland) (14:09): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Mining. Can the minister update the house on the 30th anniversary of Roxby Downs? The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (14:09): Thank you very much to the very capable member for Newland. Yes, I can, and members […]

Solar Thermal Power at Port Augusta

Dan van Holst Pellekaan, Minister for Energy & Mining   (ABC NORTH & WEST 8.36-8.42)   Review of the State Government’s contract with Port Augusta’s solar thermal plant (Culliver:  Well a big part of Port Augusta’s transition from not having a coal-fired power station anymore, in fact it was a relief for many, many residents to learn […]

Marshall Liberal Government welcomes further drought assistance funding in SA

Hon Vickie Chapman MP Acting Premier Hon Tim Whetstone MP Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development The Marshall Liberal Government welcomes the Federal Government’s drought assistance package announced at today’s National Drought Summit. In addition to the $5 billion Future Drought Fund announced today, drought-affected council areas in South Australia will also receive an […]

Prepare now for bushfire season

With the exceptional dry conditions bringing forward the start of the fire danger season, Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP, is encouraging individuals and community groups to assess their bushfire survival plan and ensure it takes into consideration (among other things) the potential for a loss of power or mobile phone service. The […]


Livesey Report into Generator Acquisition The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN (Stuart—Minister for Energy and Mining) (14:12): I seek leave to make a ministerial statement. Leave granted. The Hon. D.C. VAN HOLST PELLEKAAN: Today, the report by Mark Livesey QC into the purchase of the diesel generators was tabled in parliament by the Attorney-General. It […]