News update

May 2020 - Release of Victorian Regional Roadmaps

The development of a suite of individual but aligned renewable energy strategies for Barwon South West, Grampians, Loddon Mallee, Gippsland and Hume are now available.

Specific to each region, these Roadmaps have involved wide community consultation and include analysis of supply chain opportunities, skills, infrastructure, manufacturing and transmission opportunities.

Each Roadmap provides critical intelligence to business, industry and communities seeking to establish or expand new energy technology development, manufacturing or renewable energy generation in Victoria. Scroll down to visit each Roadmap consultation process.

To view the Victorian Regional Renewable Energy Roadmaps:


What’s next for Victorian Regional Roadmaps?

Applications open for Round 5 of New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF)

Groups ready to develop community-scale renewable energy projects can apply for funding through NEJF Round 5 before 2pm, 18 June 2020.

By using the visions of the Regional Renewable Energy Roadmaps, there is $1 million worth of grants to support community-owned renewable energy projects, directly benefiting the local groups and associations delivering them.

Find out more and submit applications, visit DELWP's Community Energy webpage.

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Overview

Our energy system is changing. We are witnessing a shift to decentralised electricity generation from renewable energy resources coupled with an increase in energy storage, with generation plants ranging from small-scale behind the meter installations through to front of meter large-scale solar and wind.

There are opportunities for the implementation of new models and for the investment in clean generation projects. This presents opportunities for communities to determine where their energy comes from, how it’s generated, how its shared, and the community benefits that may be derived from large infrastructure developments in their region.

The Regional Renewable Energy Roadmaps involve community consultation in the development of individual regional renewable energy strategies for the purpose of providing intelligence to business, industry and communities seeking to establish or expand new energy technology development, manufacturing or renewable energy generation in Victoria.