That depends on one’s outlook. Technically yes, but when we have unreliable and dodgy mains, and can install an islanding-capable system that is still attached to the grid, it could be the best of all worlds. Having a central battery addresses problems, but not our local reliability.
Tell me the latter would not be clawed back from us, with interest
There are many opportunities all that have to balance diverse politics and priorities and personal interests. Even though I am in suburban Melbourne I have many minutes-long interruptions as well as almost regular hours long interruptions, and they are both getting more common. A decade ago any interruption was rare. I could not imagine the supplier could possibly be minimising maintenance to enhance profit, could they?
That is a pretty special gotcha across the board. Our PV rebate in Vic is for the first 24,000 installations or to June 2019, whichever comes first, and then there seems to be a no interest loan program from then onward.
This solarquotes blog seems to cover a lot of related ground but not directly related to batteries.
Some would call it intervention, others might prefer to call them policies to achieve goals. The reality that governments have sold off infrastructure for their own short term gain is not so different from opportunist private enterprise doing us over, just in the ways it can be spun.