The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Lily D'Ambrosio, recently announced the Victorian Governments' $25 million Storage Initiative. The Initiative is now open, with applications closing on 13 June 2017.
The Andrews Labor Government is calling for detailed proposals for large-scale battery energy storage facilities in western Victoria. The call comes following an exceptionally strong market response to an expressions of interest process run in February and March this year.
The 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.
Funding of up to $25 million is available in the initiative, which seeks to deploy up to two projects of 20 megawatts minimum capacity each of commercially ready battery storage, that combined, will provide at least a total of 100 MWh by January 2018.
The Energy Storage Initiative will positively shift Victoria's energy system to be ready for our modern electricity future.
Applications for the Energy Storage Initiative are now open. The Application Guidelines and merit criteria include:
- Guidelines (PDF, 1.1 MB)
- Attachment E - Battery Specification (DOCX, 15.8 KB)
- Attachment F - Mandatory Application Attachments (DOCX, 19.5 KB)
- FAQs (PDF, 257.3 KB)
- Energy Storage Funding Agreement Template (PDF, 797.9 KB)
Any enquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 2 pm, 13 June 2017
|Assessment and Approval||July 2017|
|Successful Applicants Notified||August 2017|
|Contract executed and project commences||Late August 2017|
|Completion of Projects (construction and commissioning complete)||January, 2018 or earlier|