Today Tonight Adelaide – The Tesla Powerwall’s impact on electricity bills

Today Tonight Adelaide – The Tesla Powerwall’s impact on electricity bills

Today Tonight Adelaide showcased the below video which shows three families, in three near-identical homes, though their electricity bills are drastically different. The best-placed family is the Pfitzner family, the first family to have a Tesla Powerwall installed in Australia, installed by Natural Solar, the Pfitzner family have a 5kWp solar system and a 6.4kWh Tesla Powerwall home battery.

The Tesla Powerwall Impact on Energy Bills

Nick Pfitzner reviewing the changes in his bills after installing a Tesla Powerwall by Natural Solar

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These costs are based on the SA Power network in Adelaide but prices may vary depending on your circumstances. This comparison assumes a general energy usage of 4000kWh/year for a residential customer on Energy Locals Time of Use Tariff – (TOU – Peak, Off-Peak & Solar Sponge).

The reference price is set by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) for a financial year in relation to electricity supply to residential customers in the distribution region and is based on an assumed annual usage amount. Any difference between the reference price and the unconditional price of a plan is expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price. The terms of any conditional discounts are shown, along with any further difference between the reference price and the discount applied if a condition is met, expressed as a percentage more or less than the reference price.