Victoria opens $1 million funding round for clean energy projects – pv magazine International

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Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said the sixth round of the New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF) will invest $1 million in Victoria-based projects that create long-term jobs, increase uptake and renewable energy innovation and reduce emissions.

D’Ambrosio said the state government’s $20 million NEJF program maximizes investment and employment opportunities for local energy projects to ensure Victoria remains competitive and innovative in the future.

“From the rooftop solar boom to our emerging offshore wind energy sector, Victoria is leading Australia in developing new jobs for a net zero world,” she said.

“This fund has already created permanent jobs across Victoria and will continue to drive innovation as we halve emissions by 2030.”

D’Ambrosio said the latest round of funding targets projects that increase the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions, create and support renewable energy jobs in Victoria, use local skills and services and provide social, economic and environmental benefits to communities and businesses. across the state.

Projects can include a variety of feasibility studies, business cases, and capital projects ready for implementation. Eligible applicants include for-profit commercial organizations, non-profit organizations, local government organizations, and state government statutory authorities.

Previous NEJF cycles have installed the equivalent of approximately 300 rooftop solar systems, powering buildings and community services with 614 kWh of battery storage. The Totally Renewable Yackandandah Community Battery is among the projects that have been funded under the fifth round of the NEJF initiative.

Applications for the sixth round of the NEJF close August 9, 2022.

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