Overview

The Powering Business in Victoria (PBiV) program is part of the Victorian Government’s $1.6 billion investment to accelerate Victoria’s transition to clean energy, create jobs, lower energy bills and drive down emissions.

PBiV is focused on supporting commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses as Victoria transitions to clean energy, including:

  • attracting and retaining industry and jobs in Victoria by helping deliver more competitive electricity prices,
  • facilitating the construction of renewable energy projects to transition Victoria’s C&I electricity users to renewable energy, and
  • ensuring a continued pipeline of renewable energy projects in Victoria to enable a sustainable renewable energy industry.

Market Facilitation Platform – consultation now open

A six-week consultation is now open to help the Victorian Government investigate how it can assist C&I businesses to lower their electricity costs and transition to a clean energy future.

We want to understand the barriers C&I customers and renewable energy developers face in finding, analysing, negotiating, entering, and administering Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). We also want to know if a Market Facilitation Platform (MFP) and/or other mechanisms could help reduce these barriers.

The consultation is an opportunity for interested parties to share their perspectives on how to reduce these barriers. This information will assist Government in determining if an MFP, or other solutions, could reduce the barriers C&I electricity users and renewable energy developers face in getting PPAs.

FAQs (DOCX, 469.1 KB)

Factsheet (DOCX, 268.0 KB)

A detailed Consultation Paper is available at Engage Victoria.

How to have your say

You are encouraged to participate by visiting Engage Victoria before midnight on Friday 26 November 2021.

Have your say now

If you have any queries regarding the consultation, please email energy.transition.projects@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Briefing sessions

DELWP will hold three information briefing sessions during October and November to provide stakeholders with an overview of the process, canvas the issues that the consultation paper addresses and respond to questions from participants.

Please register to attend a briefing session via Engage Victoria.

DELWP may also undertake additional targeted consultation with interested stakeholders.

Page last updated: 20/10/21