A row of hanging light bulbs
Community, Rural & Regional

Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids 2020-21

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids was announced to support feasibility studies into more reliable, secure and cost effective energy supply to regional and remote communities in Australia.

The program will fund feasibility studies looking at microgrid technologies to replace, upgrade or supplement existing electricity supply arrangements in off-grid and fringe-of grid communities located in regional and remote areas. This will be achieved through:

  • improved regional business, community services and emergency resilience through innovative microgrid solutions
  • scaled-up and improved microgrid systems in regional and remote communities
  • increased human capital (skills/knowledge) in the design and deployment of microgrids
  • demonstrated commerciality and/or reliability and security benefits of deploying and upgrading microgrids
  • reduced barriers to microgrid uptake in remote and regional communities
  • increased dissemination of technology and/or project knowledge regarding the deployment and upgrading of microgrids.

Continue reading “Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids 2020-21”

A row of hanging light bulbs
Business

Energy Efficient Communities Program – High Energy Using Business Grants

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The objective of this grant opportunity is to support high energy using businesses to save energy through:

  • replace existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • install or replace a component/s to help an existing system run more efficiently
  • carry out energy audits
  • carry out monitoring of energy usage and emissions.

You can use your grant for one or more of the following:

  • replacing existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • installing or replacing a component to help an existing system run more efficiently
  • energy audits
  • investment feasibility studies for energy efficiency upgrades
  • monitoring of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions

Continue reading “Energy Efficient Communities Program – High Energy Using Business Grants”

Agriculture
Agriculture

Energy Efficient Communities Program – Dairy Farming Business Grants

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The objective of the Energy Efficient Communities Program grant opportunity is to support Australian dairy farming businesses to save energy through:

  • replace existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • install or replace a component/s to help an existing system run more efficiently
  • carry out on-farm energy audits
  • carry out monitoring of energy usage and emissions.

You can use your grant for one or more of the following:

  • replacing existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • installing or replacing a component to help an existing system run more efficiently (for example installing solar pre-heating for a hot water system, installing a variable speed drive on a vacuum pump, installing heat recovery from milk cooling equipment to pre-heat hot water, installing remote monitoring equipment for water storage or pasture condition)
  • energy audits
  • investment feasibility studies for energy efficiency upgrades
  • monitoring of energy consumption and emissions.

Continue reading “Energy Efficient Communities Program – Dairy Farming Business Grants”

Energy
Community

Energy Efficient Communities Program – Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The objective of Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grant is to support community organisations across Australia to:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • improve energy efficient practices
  • increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies.

You can use your grant for one or more of the following:

  • design, supply and installation of new solar photovoltaic generator systems
  • purchase and installation of new battery systems and battery storage systems
  • purchase and installation of new solar hot water heaters or air source hot water heat pumps, to replace existing equipment
  • purchase and installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting equipment or energy efficient lighting controls to replace existing equipment
  • design, supply and installation of high efficiency split system air conditioning units to replace existing equipment energy audits
  • energy audits

Continue reading “Energy Efficient Communities Program – Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020”

A row of hanging light bulbs
Environmental, Rural & Regional

Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids 2019-20

Funder:  Federal – Environment

Grant Background: The Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund supports feasibility studies into more reliable, secure and cost effective energy supply to regional and remote communities in Australia.

The program will fund feasibility studies looking at microgrid technologies to replace, upgrade or supplement existing electricity supply arrangements in off-grid and fringe-off- grid communities located in regional and remote areas.

The objective of the program is to support regional and remote communities to investigate whether replacing, upgrading or supplementing a microgrid or upgrading existing off-grid and fringe-off-grid supply with microgrid or related new energy technologies would be cost effective.

Continue reading “Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund – Microgrids 2019-20”

A row of hanging light bulbs
Business

Emerging Energy Programme

Funder:  NSW – Energy

Grant Background: The Emerging Energy Program encourages private sector investment to support the next generation of large-scale electricity and storage projects in NSW.

The program is technology neutral and eligible projects must demonstrate that they can provide dispatchable or on-demand energy to help meet the State’s energy needs.

There are two funding streams to help speed up the development of projects to provide on-demand electricity now and into the future:

  1. Capital projects stream
  • Funding to assist with the construction of a dispatchable electricity project.
  • Anticipated grant funding of up to $10 million per project, as a guide.
  1. Pre-investment studies stream
  • Funding for activities that will lead to development of a dispatchable electricity project.
  • Anticipated grant funding of up to $500,000 per project, as a guide.

Project financial contributions are expected to at least match grant funding.

Continue reading “Emerging Energy Programme”