South Australia's Virtual Power Plant

What is South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant

South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant makes electricity more affordable for you and your community. Switch your electricity and you will receive the lowest rate in South Australia1 for all electricity you use.

If your home is suitable for either solar, Powerwall home battery or both, we may install a system on your home at no cost to you, where you access sustainable electricity and battery backup for use during power outages. By switching you will be helping support South Australia’s energy grid and your community.

Register to join thousands of South Australians who are experiencing the benefits of the program.

Benefits of Joining

By registering for South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant, you are taking the first step towards saving on your electricity bill.

By joining you will receive access to:

  • Lowest electricity rate in South Australia.1
  • Back up power day and night in the event of blackouts.2
  • Increase renewable energy generation in South Australia.
  • No lock in contract energy plan.
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Electricity Bills

The lowest electricity rate in South Australia, guaranteed.1

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Access renewable energy while helping lower electricity prices across your community when solar is installed.2

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Protect your home against blackouts with stored electricity when Powerwall home battery is installed at your home.2

Join Others in Your Community

"I can make choices and have a bit more control lowering our bills."

Victoria from Dover Gardens

"My neighbours said that power went out before midnight, we didn't feel a thing."

Sherallee from Golden Grove

"I feel like I'm doing my part for the environment."

Eva from Largs Bay

How to Join and What Happens Next

  1. Start by registering your interest online or contact Tesla on 08 7100 1294.
  2. Once registered, we will be in contact to start the process of switching your electricity to Energy Locals, our energy retailer. Once your electricity is with Energy Locals, you will begin saving with the lowest electricity rate available in South Australia.1
  3. Tesla will be in contact to confirm whether we can install a system at your home.2

When connected you will pay the lowest rate for all the electricity you use, whether it comes from solar, Tesla Powerwall home battery or the grid. Any hardware installed at your home will be owned by Tesla and you will not receive a Feed in Tariff.

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1 Energy Locals & Tesla review this offer annually to ensure it is the cheaper 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 cheaper rate, Energy Locals and Tesla will reduce this offer to align with the cheaper competitive offer (within 60 days of becoming aware of the cheaper offer). Contact us at 08 7100 1294 to find out more.

2 Tesla will check whether we can install a system at your home and determine one of the following options with no charge to you.

Benefits You Will Access 

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery and Solar Panels

Tesla Powerwall Home Battery Only 

No Solar or Tesla Powerwall Home Battery 

Access Sustainable Electricity 

Access Blackout Protection

Access the lower generally available rate in South Australia1

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 and remain on your home.