The Victorian Government has released Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan, backed by $146 million in funding to deliver more renewable, affordable and reliable energy for the state.
This is one of several initiatives announced in the $146 million Renewable Energy Action Plan.
The Plan also includes:
- $48.1 million for renewable energy certificate purchasing, including powering Victoria’s tram fleet
- $25 million to deploy grid-scale battery storage facilities in the west of Victoria by next summer
- $15.8 million for smart software system, solar and battery storage microgrid initiatives
The Victorian Government is also delivering several other key initiatives, including:
- Setting renewable energy generation targets of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025
- Establishing three pilot community power hubs in the Latrobe Valley, Ballarat and Bendigo to enable community groups to access renewable energy expertise and services
- Creating the Centre for New Energy Technologies and appointing the Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate
Clean energy to power Victoria’s growth
Announced as part of the Victorian Budget 2020/21, the package will create renewable energy hubs across the state, improve crucial grid infrastructure, decarbonise our energy system, drive down emissions and support more Solar Homes.
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Port Fairy Pilot Wave Energy Project decommissioned
13 August 2019. Planning is underway to remove and tow the bioWAVE unit from waters to the west of Port Fairy to the Port of Portland where it will be dismantled and then recycled. This operation may be visible to some communities in the area, but