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VicGrid’s role in the changing energy landscape
Victoria's energy system is changing.
As our ageing and increasingly unreliable coal-fired power stations retire and are replaced by renewables, our energy grid needs to change to carry power from new renewable energy sources across the state to Victorian homes and businesses. VicGrid is working to make sure this change delivers the safe, reliable and affordable power that Victoria needs for the future and that host communities have a say and can share in the benefits of the energy transition.
- Coordinating the planning and development of Renewable Energy Zones (REZs).
- Investing $480 million in projects to strengthen and modernise Victoria’s energy grid.
- Changing the way we plan and develop electricity transmission infrastructure in Victoria to ensure it benefits all Victorians through the Victorian Transmission Investment Framework.
- Coordinating the delivery of the transmission required to connect new offshore wind resources to the grid.
- Working with the Australian Energy Market Operator to deliver major infrastructure upgrades.
- Providing information to communities.
Our journey so far
In February 2021, we released the Renewable Energy Zones Development Plan Directions paper.
We then consulted industry and community stakeholders, with the volume and diversity of responses highlighting the importance of this initiative for the Victorian community and the energy industry. A summary of stakeholder views was published in the Engagement summary report.
The feedback we received has informed our subsequent policy work and consultation processes on reforms to transmission planning and development in Victoria and the prioritisation of projects to strengthen the grid. Further details on each of these workstreams is provided throughout this site.
VicGrid was established by the Victorian Government in 2021 as a division within the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action.
Page last updated: 17/11/23