WA buyback scheme and Tas grants for small businesses

Government of Western Australia launches Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme

The Government of Western Australia’s new Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme (DEBS) introduces payments for energy exported to the grid from eligible home batteries and electric vehicles.

To support the uptake of batteries and electric vehicles, the state government will extend buyback payments to export from these sources in the same way as rooftop solar.

DEBS will apply to eligible households, schools and not-for-profits installing new solar panels or batteries, or upgrading their existing solar panel system (up to a 5 kilowatt maximum).

For more information, see the Government of Western Australia website.

Tasmanian energy grants to support small businesses

The Tasmanian Government is helping small businesses to cushion the blow from the COVID-19 pandemic, with one-off grants of $1000 to support eligible customers with their energy costs.

A wide range of businesses are set to benefit from the $1000 grant including hairdressers, florists, newsagents, food stores and more.

The grants will be available for embedded network customers whose utilities are provided directly from a landlord or building owner like shops in a shopping centre, tenants in managed office accommodation or leaseholders at a business estate.

For more information, see the Business Tasmania website.

See our Rebates page for rebates and assistance available to householders and businesses across Australia.