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The Latrobe Valley has a proud history of energy production and engineering and has been delivering power to Victorians for decades.


The Latrobe Valley Energy and Growth Program (LVEGP) supports community and industry projects that:

  • increase the uptake of renewable energy generation projects
  • create and support renewable energy jobs in the Latrobe Valley
  • build capacity through research, feasibility studies, and business cases for renewable energy projects
  • commission technical, regulatory, legal and/or contractual advice or services
  • utilise local content, for example, skills and services
  • support social, community, and economic benefits.

Key dates

The current grant round has closed for new applications.

Funded projects

The LVEGP provided up to $3 million in grants to fund industry and community-led projects across the Local Government Areas of Latrobe City, Baw Baw, and Wellington.

Stage 1

Stage 1 supports implementation-ready renewable energy projects in the Latrobe Valley region.

$63,000 has been awarded to 5 renewable energy projects.

Small-scale solar installations include:

  1. Heyfield & District Historical Society
  2. Heyfield Tennis Club
  3. Heyfield Golf Club
  4. Coongulla Reserves Committee of Management
  5. Ramayhuck Battery Storage Project

Stage 2

Stage 2 of the program supported a broad range of renewable energy projects at various stages of development – from research and feasibility to implementation.

Funding was provided for innovative projects that capitalise on the renewable energy potential of the Valley and which provide long-term benefits to the Latrobe Valley community.

Applications for LVEGP-2 are now closed. Applications have been assessed, and funding awarded to 9 renewable energy projects sharing $1.98 million to deliver:

  1. Yallambee Aged Care Energy Optimisation Demonstration – Solar PV system
  2. Renewable Growth for Heyfield Project – Solar PV system
  3. Gippsland Climate Change Network - Agricultural demonstration of floating solar – Floating solar system
  4. Earthworker Emergency Portable Renewable Energy Systems Project – Portable renewable energy system manufacture and design
  5. Wellington Shire Council – Feasibility of geoexchange/geothermal technology
  6. Sunny Afternoon’s -Dairy Energy Storage Project – Battery storage
  7. Mt Baw Baw Trial Renewable Energy Project – Solar and battery system
  8. Yarram Rec Reserve - Secure Back-Up Power Supply Project - Solar and battery system
  9. Gippsland Employment Skills Training Project – Solar PV system

Page last updated: 19/09/22