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This plan outlines the action that the Victorian government is taking to encourage investment in our energy sector and to ensure Victorians continue to benefit from a renewable, affordable and reliable energy system into the future.

The Renewable Energy Action Plan invests $146 million across three focus areas:

  1. Supporting sector growth
  2. Empowering communities and consumers
  3. Modernising our energy system

Key initiatives include:

  • $48.1 million for renewable energy certificate purchasing, including powering Victoria’s tram fleet. This has also brought forward the development of two new wind farms totalling 100MW and a new 75MW solar farm, resulting in over $350 million of investment and 500 new regional jobs.
  • $15.8 million for smart software system, solar and battery storage microgrid initiatives across the state, and
  • $25 million to deploy grid-scale battery storage facilities in the west of Victoria by Summer 2018.
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