Has this project received professional legal advice?

Yes. SUSI uses International law firm Ashurst for their contractual arrangements with both Plico Energy and Starling Energy Group.

Plico Energy uses law firm Jackson MacDonald regarding the contract document and overall company structure. We have spent a great deal of time and effort to ensure Plico Energy has expertise and advice that will enable success for many years to come.

Can I exit the contract?

Yes. We understand circumstances change, which is why our contract offers flexible exit options.  In addition to our buyout clause, our contract is fully transferable to the new owners if the property is sold. More information in relation to our exit clauses is fully detailed in the contract documents.

I’m building a house and it won’t be finished until after July 2020. What happens?

This is not a problem – you can sign up now and it won’t cost you anything until you are ready for installation.  Our contracts are for 10 years and are grouped together as a “project”.  We will continue to roll through 10-year cycles.  At the end of 10 years, our funding partner SUSI will exit the project and the assets will become part of the community-owned business – which our members become shareholders in.

Will Plico Energy become a retailer in the future?

It isn’t possible for us to become a retailer due to current WA regulations; however, this is not our main goal for Plico Energy anyway.

Our main priority is to provide households and businesses access to up to 90% renewable energy. Secondly, we want to offer a valuable infrastructure service to the current electrical grid.

These two objectives are far more important for us to assist in the transition to a more renewable future. As community members ourselves, we’re passionate about always being on the community’s side. Should retail contestability become a viable option, it’s our ambition to act as a buyer’s advocate and negotiate with all retailers to get the best deal for your energy.