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Category: Victorian Government

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An end to blackouts? Demand management success depends on collaboration

An end to blackouts? Demand management success depends on collaboration

As national debate over energy supply reaches fever pitch, more attention is now being paid to the role of demand management, a weapon of last resort in Australia.

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Turnbull's rooftop PV and storage may be more useful to grid than Liddell

Turnbull’s rooftop PV and storage may be more useful to grid than Liddell

PM is chuffed about his rooftop PV and storage, and so he should be. Installations like that will be of greater value to the grid than Liddell, which is a similar age and condition to the Hazelwood generator Turnbull admitted was “very old” and no longer viable.

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Gas and hydro get big $ in energy markets, solar and wind paid less

Gas and hydro get big $ in energy markets, solar and wind paid less

Hydro and gas generation get higher half hourly prices than coal in Australia’s energy market. Wind & solar PV take a discount.

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Energy upgrades lead to big savings for businesses in Victoria

Energy upgrades lead to big savings for businesses in Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is helping businesses reduce their energy costs through a range of programs that support long term sustainability and jobs growth.

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Victoria proposes "hybrid" contracts for new wind and solar farms

Victoria proposes “hybrid” contracts for new wind and solar farms

Victoria “hybrid” contract for its 650MW large scale renewable energy action, combining fixed payment with “contract for difference” that will cap its exposure.

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Victoria leads, Federal government leans on energy transition

Victoria leads, Federal government leans on energy transition

Yesterday was an historic day for Victoria’s energy future. And there’s more good news on the way. Not that you would know it from listening to federal energy minister.

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Victoria plans 650MW renewable auction, plus two new solar farms

Victoria plans 650MW renewable auction, plus two new solar farms

Andrews government unveils first of renewable energy auctions – for 650MW of wind and solar – and announces two new big solar farms, the 100MW Bannerton Solar Park near Robinvale in the Sunraysia district, and the 38MW Numurkah Solar Farm near Shepparton.

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Victoria to unveil wind and solar tenders in push for 40% renewables

Victoria to unveil wind and solar tenders in push for 40% renewables

Major renewable energy tender announcements expected from Victoria, along with more details of state renewable energy target architecture.

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New Secretary appointed for DELWP

New Secretary appointed for DELWP

The Andrews Labor Government has today appointed Mr John Bradley as the new Secretary of the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

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Failed experiment: Now it's retail arms gaming energy consumers

Failed experiment: Now it’s retail arms gaming energy consumers

First it was the networks, then generators. Now it’s the retail arms gouging consumers. A bipartisan review of Victoria’s retail electricity market reveals a failed experiment that has delivered the most inflated power bills in Australia.

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Moreland Council launches hydrogen-powered garbage truck scheme

Moreland Council launches hydrogen-powered garbage truck scheme

Moreland Council, Victorian government announce $1m for commercial-scale hydrogen refueling station for garbage trucks.