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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.

$ Available: Up to $10million.

Eligibility:  To be eligible you must be an entity incorporated in Australia and a trading corporation

Your trading activities must either:

  • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation
  • be a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation.

They can only accept applications if your project is located in an inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote area.

Key Dates: Closes 27 January 2021.


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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