The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D'Ambrosio, announced the Victorian Governments' $25 million Energy Storage Initiative in early 2017.

The Energy Storage Initiative will support projects that deliver large-scale energy storage, to enhance the reliability of our grid and unlock economic growth in areas experiencing network constraints.

The Energy Storage Initiative will positively shift Victoria's energy system to be ready for our modern electricity future.

The Andrews Labor Government called for detailed proposals for large-scale battery energy storage facilities in western Victoria with applications closing on the 13 June 2017.

Key Dates

Applications Closed13 June 2017
Assessment and ApprovalFrom July 2017
Successful Applicants NotifiedTBA
Contract executed and project commencesTBA
Completion of Projects (construction and commissioning complete)TBA