The Victorian Government has released Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan, backed by $146 million in funding to deliver more renewable, affordable and reliable energy for the state.

This is one of several initiatives announced in the $146 million Renewable Energy Action Plan.

The Plan also includes:

  • $48.1 million for renewable energy certificate purchasing, including powering Victoria’s tram fleet
  • $25 million to deploy grid-scale battery storage facilities in the west of Victoria by next summer
  • $15.8 million for smart software system, solar and battery storage microgrid initiatives

The Victorian Government is also delivering several other key initiatives, including:

  • Setting renewable energy generation targets of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025
  • Establishing three pilot community power hubs in the Latrobe Valley, Ballarat and Bendigo to enable community groups to access renewable energy expertise and services
  • Creating the Centre for New Energy Technologies and appointing the Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate

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