THE South Australian Liberal Party has promised a $100 million battery plan and fast-track a new $200m interconnector to NSW if elected.
According to State opposition leader Steven Marshall, the Liberal Energy Solution would subsidise household batteries and shelve a State-owned power plant solution.
About 40,000 homes under the Liberal Energy Solution would be eligible under a means-tested scheme.
Mr Marshall said the plan would enable South Australians to take charge of their electricity generation and consumption.
“Our battery program will focus on South Australians, not celebrity billionaires,” Mr Marshall said.
“Greater interconnection will enable us to export more of our renewable energy when the sun is shining and the wind is blowing, and import reliable baseload energy when we need it.”
Mr Marshall said the Liberal Energy Solution would take into consideration the contracted commitments the Government has already locked people into and then improve on them.
To secure the South Australian electricity grid until key elements of the Liberal Energy Solution were in place, the Opposition said it would continue to lease emergency back-up generators until 2019.
After that, a reverse auction system would be implemented to ensure additional emergency generation was available.
The South Australian opposition has announced its energy plan.