In early April, the Northern Territory Government announced a Home and Business Battery Scheme accessible to Territory homeowners and businesses.

Under the scheme, homeowners and businesses may be eligible for a $6,000 grant to incorporate a battery into a new or existing solar PV system, providing the battery has a capacity of seven kilowatt hours or more.

If you have an existing PV system, you will also need to apply to Power and Water to add a battery. You can also apply to install a battery with your new PV system.

You can apply using the basic connection application form and view additional information on our power connections page.

You can find a list of approved batteries and inverters on the Clean Energy Council page. Please note we also require your installers to be electrical licenced embedded generation installers with the Clean Energy Council.

Behind-the-meter batteries can reduce electricity costs for households and businesses with a solar system by reducing the amount of power that has to be purchased for the grid.

This new grant was announced as part of the Northern Territory Government’s plan for 50% renewable energy by 2030 by maintaining secure, reliable and affordable power.

Current Jacana Energy customers who currently receive a premium feed-in-tariff rate and choose to take advantage of the grant will be transferred to the new standard tariff rate of 8.3 cents per kilowatt-hour excluding GST.

Terms and conditions, including full eligibility criteria and processes for recipients and businesses, are available on the Home and Business Battery Scheme SmartyGrants page.

For information on how to apply please refer to the Home and Business Battery Scheme fact sheet.