What is the Distributed Energy buyback Scheme?

The Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme (DEBS) was launched by the State Government on 31 August 2020. DEBS offers a buyback rate for electricity exported back into the Horizon Power network, which appears on your bill as a credit.

Small renewable energy systems (like solar) up to 5kW are eligible for DEBS.  The scheme also allows for customers exporting from the home battery or electric vehicle-to-grid systems even if these systems have a capacity greater than 5kW.

DEBS replaces the previous Renewable Energy Buyback Scheme (REBS) and will be offered to eligible customers with new and upgraded eligible systems, and those moving into a property with an existing system.


Watch the DEBS video explainer


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