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Solar connections, DEBS & REBS

The Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme (DEBS) was launched by the State Government on 31 August 2020. It is available to eligible residential, not-for profit and education customers and offers a buyback rate for electricity exported back into the network, which appears on your bill as a credit. DEBS replaces the Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme (REBS) for eligible new and upgraded systems.

Apply for DEBS

Apply to Synergy to start the process. For customers installing a new system, you or your supplier can simply complete the Distributed Energy Scheme application form.

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Existing REBS customers

For customers currently on REBS looking to upgrade an existing system, please review the REBS terms and conditions to see if you are eligible to remain on REBS or will need to apply for DEBS.

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DEBS information

DEBS will be offered to eligible households, schools and not-for-profits – who invest in a new solar PV system, home battery or electric vehicle, and customers who increase the size of their existing solar PV system up to a maximum of 5kW.

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REBS information

The Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme (REBS) allowed customers to export excess solar generation to the grid, this scheme is no longer available for new applications, and has been replaced by the Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme (DEBS).

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