South Australian Backup Boost Program

South Australian Backup Boost Program

We are proud to partner with the South Australian government to provide support to local businesses by changing the way they use energy.

Enabling local businesses to fire up their backup generators and supply the electricity market will add a revenue stream for the businesses and deliver lower prices for everyone else. It is common sense to make use of resources that are currently under-utilised for the benefit of both the owners of the assets and the wider community.

Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan

Benefits to your business

Provide critical grid response when large power stations suddenly fail, or when the demand for power on the system is extremely high relative to the available supply from large power stations.

Earn a recurring new revenue stream from being in a VPP. This can be a substantial new income stream that can reduce the cost of energy and provide funds for infrastructure upgrades.

By using your generator in our VPP, you'll increase its reliability as damage or faults are more likely to be detected while you still have grid power, reducing the risk of malfunction during a true grid emergency.

To further support your business, we provide advance notice of irregular grid conditions from  the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)  to ensure you’re prepared and can safely transfer to backup power before any outage occurs.

When pricing is high our customers reduce demand on the grid. This puts downwards pressure on wholesale electricity pricing for all consumers.

Our transition to renewables requires significant new power capacity that can keep the system in balance as variable wind and solar power grows.

Media Release: Backing up SA's generation capacity

Media Release: Backing up SA's generation capacity

South Australian businesses can benefit from a $4m Backup Boost Program to unlock the potential for cheaper more reliable electricity.

Best practice guide: backup generators

Best practice guide: backup generators

Protect your operations and unlock hidden value with your backup generator.

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