Proposed Tariff a Disincentive for Household Renewable Energy


Scheme has been mooted to make us pay to put our excess energy into the grid as sola peaks in household systems. And we have spare. Is this a good idea. He alison crook a former australian businesswoman of the year. I have talked on. Previous science shows about our social enterprise in other community energy. Australia's first community owned energy retailer and about a vision for self sustaining. Resilient communities in which power is generated stored and shade locally. No one is left behind in the shift to renewables. Jobs are created locally and money is kept circulating in communities in our is now almost five years old and we have much to celebrate. We now service. The whole of new south wales and have just moved into southeast queensland whereabout to install efforts community sized battery athas social impact solar garden for community groups and low income households is operating. And we'll be reporting soon. Unauthorised pilot micro agreed fifty percent. Our profits will go back to the communities of customers and already through the generosity of customers. We've been able to provide sizeable sums to groups such as the black guy liberation ladder and the bushfire relief if it's ablaze. Eight and red cross during covid. Nineteen in twenty twenty. Some of our wonderful customers even made the solar credits on bills available to pay for the energy of households that were struggling working with community groups around the country where on the way to proving that energy companies can operate at community level and be hugely beneficial while doing so. But today i'm here to talk about a recent draft ruling by the australian energy market commission. The emc on excess pricing and incentive arrangements for distributed energy resources or as the headline news has it attacks on solar. What's to be clear. The ruling declared that the export of energy from households and other small providers by distributors. That's the polls and was is a service and it permits the distributors to charge for this service in the same way that we're currently charged by distributors to bring energy to us. The ruling has been made because agreed was constructed for one way energy flows and it is gradually becoming incapable of supporting the two way energy flows involved in twenty-first-century energy system with its massive amounts of domestic and business solo and storage already twenty percent of customers in the national electricity market have rooftop solar and this conservatively expected to double or even triple by twenty forty and all would expect to be able to export any excess energy to the

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