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Category: Victorian Government

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Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?

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Victoria's energy storage deadlines could rule out solar thermal

Victoria’s energy storage deadlines could rule out solar thermal

Victoria’s quick deadlines for its 100MW energy storage tender could rule out two technologies: pumped hydro and solar thermal.

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Victoria seeks 100MW energy storage in $20m tender

Victoria seeks 100MW energy storage in $20m tender

Victoria’s Andrews govt launches $20m tender for proposals to work with state’s networks to install up to 100MW of grid-scale energy storage by 2018.

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Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.

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Museums Victoria to slash energy costs by one-third with co-gen, efficiency

Museums Victoria to slash energy costs by one-third with co-gen, efficiency

Siemens to install co-gen, energy and water efficient technology in $11m state government-backed Museums Victoria upgrade.

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Victoria unveils first large-scale solar auction

Victoria unveils first large-scale solar auction

Andrews govt launches tender for up to 75MW new solar capacity in north-west Victoria, some of which will power Melbourne tram network.

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Victoria solar FiT: A turning point in recognising value of solar

Victoria solar FiT: A turning point in recognising value of solar

The new Victorian feed-in tariff announced today marks an important turning point in the struggle for recognition of the real value of distributed renewable energy.

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Converting waste to energy for a sustainable future

Converting waste to energy for a sustainable future

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new $2 million program to support the development of waste to energy technologies.

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Victoria seeks to build country's biggest grid-scale battery storage

Victoria seeks to build country’s biggest grid-scale battery storage

Victoria’s Labor government calling for expressions of interest to build 20MW battery storage array, to improve grid stability.

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Victoria to subsidise solar, efficiency for homes in Latrobe Valley

Victoria to subsidise solar, efficiency for homes in Latrobe Valley

With Hazelwood set to close, Andrews government unveils $5m scheme to install solar PV, hot water at 1,000 Latrobe Valley homes.

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Victorian Coalition backs gas fracking ban – but not rooftop solar

Victorian Coalition backs gas fracking ban – but not rooftop solar

Victoria’s government will ban onshore gas fracking with the support of the state Coalition; a fairer solar feed-in tarrif, not-so much.