A Reliable and Green
Electricity System

A Reliable and Green
Electricity System

The Marshall Liberal Government’s energy solution has delivered cheaper electricity bills and a more reliable grid – showing other states and the world how to transition to clean, renewable energy successfully.

What we said we'd do

Fix Labor’s electricity crisis and deliver a system for South Australia that is affordable, reliable and secure.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government has delivered on our promise to save households on their electricity bills, with the average household bill $421 cheaper per year. We have done this while keeping the lights on and continuing South Australia’s leadership in renewable energy.

The former Labor Government lost control of the power grid, ignoring the experts’ warnings that they were not managing renewable energy properly. They delivered the highest electricity prices in the world and I’m sure no one’s forgotten the entire state being plunged into darkness in Labor’s statewide blackout.

In stark contrast, our energy solution is working.

Construction on an interconnector with NSW is underway. This will help keep electricity costs down while allowing South Australia to host more renewable energy without it affecting the security of the grid.

We have built home and grid storage so that renewable energy is used when it's needed and stored when it's not. And we now have one of the highest uptakes of home batteries in the world.

We’ve done all of this whilst becoming an international leader in the transition to clean, renewable energy. We committed to a new goal of net 100% renewable energy, and we are already generating over 60% of our power from renewable energy. South Australia is even going to become an exporter of renewables!

This was achieved by technology and good management, not taxation. Technology that delivers more affordable and reliable energy while bringing down emissions and creating jobs.

What it means for you

  • Households and businesses are protected from blackouts
  • Electricity is becoming more reliable, cheaper AND greener
  • More local jobs in new and growing industries

Policy snapshot

  • Electricity bills are cheaper and our energy system is more reliable.
  • We are building an interconnector, large-scale storage and subsidising home batteries.
  • South Australia continues to be an international leader in the transition to clean, renewable energy - meeting our emissions targets while keeping prices down and creating local jobs.
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The Marshall Liberal Government’s energy solution has delivered cheaper electricity bills and a more reliable grid – showing other states and the world how to transition to clean, renewable energy successfully.

The Marshall Liberal Government’s energy solution has delivered cheaper electricity bills and a more reliable grid – showing other states and the world how to transition to clean, renewable energy successfully.