We recently received and are considering the information on the Neighbourhood Battery Initiative from Fiona Roberts, Community and Partnerships Program Officer, Hume Region
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The Neighborhood Battery Initiative is now open for applications. There are two streams of project funding of a total of $3 million. The first stream is for project development and the second stream is for projects that are ready to be implemented. See announcement below for more details and a link to the website for guidelines, FAQs and application portal. Applications for the NBI closes 5pm 11 April 2021. Successful applicants will be notified in May 2021.
A Consultation Paper seeking stakeholder views about the opportunities and challenges associated with neighbourhood-scale batteries in Victoria is now available on the Engage Victoria website. I encourage you to read this and give your valued input and feedback. This also closes on 11 April 2021. Here is the link to the consultation paper: https://engage.vic.gov.au/victorian-neighbourhood-battery-initiative-consultation
The Victorian Government has launched the $3 million Neighbourhood Battery Initiative (NBI), inviting applications for neighbourhood-scale battery projects from local investors, businesses, community groups and other interested parties. These batteries can provide a range of benefits to electricity users, networks and Victorian communities by playing a valuable role in supporting residential solar systems to soak up excess solar output during the day which can then be dispatched during times of peak demand.
Stream 1: Project development
Funding (of up to $150,000) will be provided for project(s) that:
Stream 2: Implementation-ready projects
Funding (of up to $800,000) will be provided for project(s) that:
the NBI close on 11 April 2021.
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