Victorian Projects Shine In ARENA Large-Scale Solar Competition

14 January 2016

Two Victorian projects are among 22 projects shortlisted for funding by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) under its $100 million Large-scale Solar Photovoltaic program.

Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio congratulated Syncline Energy and Gannawarra Solar Farm, both in Victoria’s north west, on being selected from 77 expressions of interest.

Syncline Energy’s project, near Robinvale, will sell power to large energy users seeking to improve their environmental performance.

Solar Choice and Edify Energy’s Gannawarra Solar Farm project, near Kerang, is in advanced stages of development and already has planning approval.

The Andrews Labor Government will work with both companies to complete full applications, due with ARENA by 15 June 2016.

The Labor Government is committed to helping Victorian communities and businesses develop projects that create jobs and support a clean energy future.

The Government launched the $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund in December 2015 and is working with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency to identify programs and initiatives that could support projects through the Fund.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy and Resources Lily D’Ambrosio

“These projects will create jobs and boost local economies in regional Victoria, where most renewable energy projects are located.”

“We are focused on developing technology that uses Victoria’s renewable resources to ensure we are highly competitive in the low carbon decades ahead.”

“The Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund will help create clean energy jobs and business opportunities in Victoria.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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