VPP cash rebate available through the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme

We’re excited to announce that ShineHub Customers who join our Virtual Power Plant^ are now able to claim the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme VPP cash rebate.

New VPP cash rebate available to SA residents! 

We’re excited to announce that ShineHub Customers who join our Virtual Power Plant^ are now able to claim the South Australian Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme VPP cash rebate. 

ShineHub is now part of a small and exclusive group of VPP providers that can offer the SA Government’s Retailer Energy Productivity scheme VPP cash rebate!

You could be eligible for a cash rebate up to $1000 courtesy of this scheme.

What exactly is the REPS Scheme?

The Retailer Energy Productivity Scheme (REPS) is a South Australian Government energy efficiency scheme that provides incentives for SA households and businesses to save energy and money.

It does this through establishing energy productivity targets to be met by electricity and gas retailers.

The REPS is designed to reduce peak demand energy consumption and create a more flexible and dynamic energy market for South Australian residents. It does this by creating incentives for energy consumers to make the switch to solar and battery systems, and participating in Virtual Power Plants for example. 

Details about the REPS VPP rebate available as part of this scheme can be found here

Virtual Power Plants (VPP)

Virtual Power Plants (VPP) are intricate networks of small-scale energy-producing and storage devices, like solar panels and batteries, interconnected to support the electricity grid by sharing energy during peak demand or storing it for future use, all while compensating owners.

If you connect to an approved VPP like the ShineHub VPP in South Australia, you could qualify for a significant cash rebate through the South Australian Government’s REPS scheme.

The ShineHub VPP

When you get a solar battery through ShineHub you are eligible to join the free ShineHub VPP.  It lets you earn extra income from your solar & battery system by helping to support the grid in times of high demand. Get paid a premium rate for your excess battery power and earn extra income every month. Panels and batteries cut your power bill down, and the VPP pays you $0.55/kWh for any excess power that is discharged from your battery.  

Joining also means you are helping your community benefit from more renewable energy being available on the grid which not only helps prevent blackouts^* and brownouts, but also helps keep energy costs down for everyone in the community. 

A key differentiator

Our VPP is a key differentiator. Its seamless operation is only possible when we sell and install best-in-class systems for our customers.  It means we have a long term vested interest in your continued success. Anything less means that we are undermining the ongoing future success of our business. 

If your system does not live up to expectations or fails, we ultimately fail, and that’s as they say…is simply not an option. Get a quote today & see the possibilities. Read more about our VPP and the ShineHub buying and ownership experience here. 

How it works

Simply visit the REPS VPP portal to: 

  • Check to see if you’re eligible.
  • Complete and submit the four step online application

Then, to make sure your application meets all the REPS requirements they will review your application, and when/if
successful, you will receive approval confirmation. Payment is made to the customer via bank transfer. Please note that this can take up to 60 days following the approval. 

All the installation documents you’ll need for the application will be attached to your VPP welcome email. Once you receive this we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible. Please ensure that your REPS application is submitted in the same calendar year as your solar installation to avoid missing out. 

If you have any questions about any of the documents required, please don’t hesitate to contact us at customers@shinehub.com.au

Conclusion

With the REPS VPP rebate available to SA homeowners who install a solar and battery system and joins the ShineHub VPP it makes more sense than ever to get a quote for a solar and battery system. Get a quote today, and one of our friendly solar consultants will be in contact to help you design your perfect solar system.

*Terms & conditions apply for MAC Trade Services Rebate, and ShineHub is not responsible for eligibility criteria, application accuracy, approval decisions, liabilities, program changes, or any associated losses or inconveniences.
^Must sign up to the ShineHub VPP. ShineHub VPP terms and conditions apply.
^* Blackout protection is for certain circuits of the home only.
The information contained in this blog is for general information purposes only. ShineHub VPP is for approved customers with a compliant battery only. Contact ShineHub to confirm your eligibility. ShineHub Terms and conditions apply.

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