Fast-Tracking Renewable Energy Into The Grid

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in smart solutions to fast-track the rollout of large-scale renewable energy projects in Victoria.

Solar engineering company Clean Technology Partners has received $142,000 to develop an
‘e-cube’ under the second round of the Labor Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund.

The $570,000 project will see the company work with energy giant Siemens to develop a standardised grid connection solution which will facilitate quicker and more cost-efficient connections to Victoria’s power grid.

The e-cube will allow solar and wind projects to easily connect to the distribution network and will suit a range of system sizes, connection types, and network requirements

This project will create up to 10 ongoing full-time jobs and up to a further 20 indirect employment opportunities.

The Fund offers grants of between $20,000 and $1 million to support projects that increase the uptake of renewable energy, reduce emissions, and assist community groups to develop their own project.

Round two of the New Energy Jobs Fund saw 21 successful projects receive more than $6.7 million in grants.

For more information on the Fund visit http://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/future-industries/new-energy-technologies

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“This project is a fantastic example of how our New Energy Jobs Fund is creating more jobs and improving renewable energy capabilities.”

“Renewables are the future of our energy generation and through initiatives like this we’re making it easier to connect solar and wind projects of all sizes to the electricity grid.”

“Easier connection points will further support the uptake of solar and wind projects.”