Sourcing renewable energy certificates from new Victorian projects

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources sought responses to a Request for Tender for the procurement of Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs). The tender related to the Victorian Government's electricity consumption and aimed at bringing forward the construction of new renewable energy projects in Victoria.

On 19 January 2017 the Victorian Government announced an extension of this initiative to source LGCs from up to 75 megawatts of large-scale solar projects.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is currently running a second Request for Tender in 2017 to help build 75 megawatts of solar energy projects in North West Victoria by late 2018. Around 35 megawatts of the 75 megawatts generation capacity will be linked to the entire electricity load of Melbourne's tram network.

Solar Certificate Tender

Updated June 2017

The Solar Certificate Tender, reference number RCPIS2RFT, was released at tenders.vic.gov.au on Thursday 2 March 2017 and closed on Thursday 20 April 2017. An updated information slide package and Q&As, below,  was released on 28 February 2017, to provide information on key features of the tender, including an outline of the Government's business needs and standards considered for the tender process.

For Renewable Certificate Purchasing Initiative enquiries please email: renewablecerts@delwp.vic.gov.au

RCPIS 2 RFT – Information Package (PDF, 1.3 MB)
RCPIS 2 RFT - Questions and Answers (PDF, 153.8 KB)

First tender outcome

The first Request for Tender was run in the first quarter of 2016. Tender details were published on tenders.vic.gov.au during that time under tender reference number RCPIS1RFT.

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change signed contracts with two successful tenderers: 

  • Kiata Wind Farm a 30MW project located 50 km northwest of Horsham, being developed by Windlab Ltd 
  • Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm a 66MW project located 17 km west of Winchelsea, being developed by Acciona Energy.

These projects will bring investment and employment to regional and metropolitan Victoria, and will support the State Government's renewable energy targets.

Read the media release: Two New Wind Farms For Victoria.