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    Lily D'Ambrosio has been the member for the Mill Park District since 2002. She is currently serving as the Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Change, And Minister for Solar Homes in the Andrews Labor Government.

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Supporting Regional Victoria To Address Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering regional Victorians to prepare for and adapt to the real impacts of climate change through a new community grants program. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the $1 million Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program, which will support communities to adjust, build resilience and thrive in the face of a changing climate. Grants of between $25,000 and $75,000 will be available for practical, locally driven projects that are helping their communities adapt to climate change. Funding is available for two project categories: Projects that build the adaptive capacity for communities and stakeholders to respond or adapt to climate change impacts in their region Projects that deliver tangible actions that help our communities adapt to climate change impacts they are already facing. As the Labor Government continues to lead the nation in climate change preparation, this latest funding program will generate and share learning on good practice approaches to community adaptation. Eligible projects must either be led by, or implemented in partnership with, a local council, Traditional Owner corporation, community group or not-for-profit organisation. The application period closes March 31. To apply, visit: climatechange.vic.gov.au/3CAgrants. The grants are being delivered under the Labor Government’s Supporting our Regions to Adapt program, which is funded by the Sustainability Fund. The Sustainability Fund was created in 2005 to help foster community action or innovation in relation to the adaptation to climate change in Victoria. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “All our regions have their own unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to climate change which is why we need to support good ideas at a local level to build resilient communities in the face of a changing climate.” “The Community Climate Change Adaptation Grants program will help get new and innovative ideas off the ground, while creating new relationships between communities, local governments and regional stakeholders.” “This is another example of how we’re delivering real action on climate change in regional Victoria by investing in smart, local projects that will help communities build thriving, sustainable futures.”

Supporting Regional Victoria To Address Climate Change

The Andrews Labor Government is empowering regional Victorians to prepare for and adapt to the real impacts of climate change through a new community grants program. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today launched the $1 million Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program, which will support communities to adjust, build resilience and thrive in the face of a changing climate. Grants of between $25,000 and $75,000 will be available for practical, locally driven projects that are helping their communities adapt to climate change. Funding is available for two project categories: Projects that build the adaptive capacity for communities and stakeholders to respond or adapt to climate change impacts in their region Projects that deliver tangible actions that help our communities adapt to climate change impacts they are already facing. As the Labor Government continues to lead the nation in climate change preparation, this latest funding program will generate and share learning on good practice approaches to community adaptation. Eligible projects must either be led by, or implemented in partnership with, a local council, Traditional Owner corporation, community group or not-for-profit organisation. The application period closes March 31. To apply, visit: climatechange.vic.gov.au/3CAgrants. The grants are being delivered under the Labor Government’s Supporting our Regions to Adapt program, which is funded by the Sustainability Fund. The Sustainability Fund was created in 2005 to help foster community action or innovation in relation to the adaptation to climate change in Victoria. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “All our regions have their own unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to climate change which is why we need to support good ideas at a local level to build resilient communities in the face of a changing climate.” “The Community Climate Change Adaptation Grants program will help get new and innovative ideas off the ground, while creating new relationships between communities, local governments and regional stakeholders.” “This is another example of how we’re delivering real action on climate change in regional Victoria by investing in smart, local projects that will help communities build thriving, sustainable futures.”

Solar Homes Boosts Latrobe Valley Jobs And Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes program is driving down energy bills, creating new jobs and boosting local industry in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio visited local business Gippsland Solar in Traralgon today to see first-hand the difference the rebates program is having on the region. Since the program’s launch, the company has hired five more staff and seen a spike in the number of people registering their interest in solar energy. Solar Victoria, based in Morwell, has already received nearly 50 local applications for solar PV rebates in the Latrobe Valley. Solar Homes launched in August last year and provides rebates of up to $2,225 to support the installation of solar panels on 24,000 homes, as well as up to $1,000 for solar hot water systems on 6,000 homes. The Solar Homes program is available to Victorians with a household income of up to $180,000 who live in their own home valued at up to $3 million – with homeowners only eligible for one rebate. The expanded program will see solar panels installed on 700,000 Victorian homes, including 50,000 rental homes, and support a further 60,000 homes to install solar hot water and 10,000 homes to install solar batteries. The program is part of the Labor Government’s plan to cut energy costs, create new jobs in the renewables sector and tackle climate change. Quotes attributable to the Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio “Our Solar Homes program is creating a renewable energy boom in the Latrobe Valley.” “We’re driving down energy costs for families, creating local jobs and supporting local businesses.”   Quotes attributable to Gippsland Solar Managing Director Andy McCarthy “The Solar Homes announcement has directly created new jobs in the Latrobe Valley.” “We have hired five staff since Solar Homes was announced and we’re actively looking to fill multiple roles across our workshops, showrooms and offices. It’s a great time to be working in the solar industry.”

Solar Homes Boosts Latrobe Valley Jobs And Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s Solar Homes program is driving down energy bills, creating new jobs and boosting local industry in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio visited local business Gippsland Solar in Traralgon today to see first-hand the difference the rebates program is having on the region. Since the program’s launch, the company has hired five more staff and seen a spike in the number of people registering their interest in solar energy. Solar Victoria, based in Morwell, has already received nearly 50 local applications for solar PV rebates in the Latrobe Valley. Solar Homes launched in August last year and provides rebates of up to $2,225 to support the installation of solar panels on 24,000 homes, as well as up to $1,000 for solar hot water systems on 6,000 homes. The Solar Homes program is available to Victorians with a household income of up to $180,000 who live in their own home valued at up to $3 million – with homeowners only eligible for one rebate. The expanded program will see solar panels installed on 700,000 Victorian homes, including 50,000 rental homes, and support a further 60,000 homes to install solar hot water and 10,000 homes to install solar batteries. The program is part of the Labor Government’s plan to cut energy costs, create new jobs in the renewables sector and tackle climate change. Quotes attributable to the Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio “Our Solar Homes program is creating a renewable energy boom in the Latrobe Valley.” “We’re driving down energy costs for families, creating local jobs and supporting local businesses.”   Quotes attributable to Gippsland Solar Managing Director Andy McCarthy “The Solar Homes announcement has directly created new jobs in the Latrobe Valley.” “We have hired five staff since Solar Homes was announced and we’re actively looking to fill multiple roles across our workshops, showrooms and offices. It’s a great time to be working in the solar industry.”

New Energy Programs For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in new energy technology and skills in the Latrobe Valley, with four more businesses receiving funding to undertake new energy projects. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio visited Morwell today to announce the local organisations that will share in more than $160,000 in grants through the Latrobe Valley New Energy Jobs Fund. The latest businesses to receive funding are: $52,300 to Alternate Energy Innovations to develop equipment for wind turbine tower manufacturing and installation of a training and demonstration turbine $12,000 to Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation to conduct a solar farm financial feasibility study $52,300 to Earthworker Energy Manufacturing Cooperative to manufacture in-house energy efficiency products $50,000 to Edge Energy Solutions for a behind-the-meter energy generation and storage trial to develop an energy storage service. More than $270,000 has now been awarded under the fund, following grant announcements in October last year for Federation Training, EnviroMicroBio Pty Ltd, Latrobe Valley Engineering Services and Sundermann Water Power. The Latrobe Valley New Energy Jobs Fund is helping local organisations deliver new energy skills and technology – helping to generate investment and create jobs in the region. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “This fund is helping local organisations to deliver new energy solutions and create more jobs right here in the Latrobe Valley.” “We’re supporting local businesses, driving down power bills and boosting the reliability of the local energy supply.”

New Energy Programs For The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in new energy technology and skills in the Latrobe Valley, with four more businesses receiving funding to undertake new energy projects. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio visited Morwell today to announce the local organisations that will share in more than $160,000 in grants through the Latrobe Valley New Energy Jobs Fund. The latest businesses to receive funding are: $52,300 to Alternate Energy Innovations to develop equipment for wind turbine tower manufacturing and installation of a training and demonstration turbine $12,000 to Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation to conduct a solar farm financial feasibility study $52,300 to Earthworker Energy Manufacturing Cooperative to manufacture in-house energy efficiency products $50,000 to Edge Energy Solutions for a behind-the-meter energy generation and storage trial to develop an energy storage service. More than $270,000 has now been awarded under the fund, following grant announcements in October last year for Federation Training, EnviroMicroBio Pty Ltd, Latrobe Valley Engineering Services and Sundermann Water Power. The Latrobe Valley New Energy Jobs Fund is helping local organisations deliver new energy skills and technology – helping to generate investment and create jobs in the region. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “This fund is helping local organisations to deliver new energy solutions and create more jobs right here in the Latrobe Valley.” “We’re supporting local businesses, driving down power bills and boosting the reliability of the local energy supply.”

Another Funding Boost For Victoria’s Recycling Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering another major infrastructure boost for Victoria’s recycling sector that will create 155 jobs across Victoria and divert more than 350,000 tonnes of waste from landfill each year. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $4.8 million for 20 recycling projects as part of the third round of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund. The projects, worth more than $35 million, will expand the collection of kerbside food organics, increase the recycling of plastics and upgrade major recycling facilities – including three regional resource recovery facilities. A further $1.5 million will be provided to 10 research organisations to explore new uses for recycled materials and to work with businesses or government to maximise their use. The Research, Development & Demonstration Program will provide grants of $50,000 to $200,000 to each of the 10 research projects. The projects will investigate innovative uses for glass, plastics, organics, concrete, brick and rubber, while exploring new processing technologies. The program will work with the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Swinburne University and the Australian Road Research Board – in collaboration with several major Victorian businesses – to increase procurement of large volumes of recycled materials in to the commercial market. The Labor Government has awarded $15.1 million to support 47 projects through the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund. The Research, Development & Demonstration grants are part of the Labor Government’s broader $4.5 million Market Development program, which helps to build new, strong domestic markets for Victoria’s recovered resources. For more information, visit sustainability.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “These grants will help develop a circular economy that maximises the reuse of materials and reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill.” “These exciting projects across Victoria will stop waste, boost the resource recovery industry and create jobs.”

Another Funding Boost For Victoria’s Recycling Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering another major infrastructure boost for Victoria’s recycling sector that will create 155 jobs across Victoria and divert more than 350,000 tonnes of waste from landfill each year. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced $4.8 million for 20 recycling projects as part of the third round of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund. The projects, worth more than $35 million, will expand the collection of kerbside food organics, increase the recycling of plastics and upgrade major recycling facilities – including three regional resource recovery facilities. A further $1.5 million will be provided to 10 research organisations to explore new uses for recycled materials and to work with businesses or government to maximise their use. The Research, Development & Demonstration Program will provide grants of $50,000 to $200,000 to each of the 10 research projects. The projects will investigate innovative uses for glass, plastics, organics, concrete, brick and rubber, while exploring new processing technologies. The program will work with the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Swinburne University and the Australian Road Research Board – in collaboration with several major Victorian businesses – to increase procurement of large volumes of recycled materials in to the commercial market. The Labor Government has awarded $15.1 million to support 47 projects through the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund. The Research, Development & Demonstration grants are part of the Labor Government’s broader $4.5 million Market Development program, which helps to build new, strong domestic markets for Victoria’s recovered resources. For more information, visit sustainability.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “These grants will help develop a circular economy that maximises the reuse of materials and reduces the amount of waste that goes to landfill.” “These exciting projects across Victoria will stop waste, boost the resource recovery industry and create jobs.”

 

Numurkah Tyre Stockpile To Be Cleaned Up

A dangerous tyre stockpile in Numurkah will be removed, with the Andrews Labor Government stepping in to protect the local community. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today called a community meeting in Numurkah to announce funding to clear up the stockpile on privately-owned land, where an estimated 500,000 tyres have been stored. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) will use its powers under the Environment Protection Act 1970 to enter the site and remove the tyres, with the assistance of Moira Shire Council. The removal of the tyres will take approximately 10 weeks, with the waste to be taken to an EPA-licensed facility in Melbourne for shredding and recycling. Shredded tyres can be used throughout the construction, manufacturing and automotive industries with the end products to include athletics tracks, brake pads, new tyres or road surfaces. Tyres are made of compounds that can cause rapid combustion, including carbon, oil, benzene, toluene, rubber and sulphur. A Country Fire Authority fire risk assessment of the Numurkah site concluded that a fire at the premises would be catastrophic. A security fence will be constructed around the border of the site to prevent any access. Updates on progress of the clean-up will be available at moira.vic.gov.au. Further queries can be directed to EPA on 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC) or at epa.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “This stockpile presents an unacceptable risk to the community – that’s why we’re stepping in.” “We’re providing immediate funding to clean-up this site and keep the community safe.” Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp “We won’t let rogue operators endanger the health and safety of the local community.” “We’re providing the EPA with the powers, tools and funding it needs to prevent fires at waste facilities.”

Numurkah Tyre Stockpile To Be Cleaned Up

A dangerous tyre stockpile in Numurkah will be removed, with the Andrews Labor Government stepping in to protect the local community. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today called a community meeting in Numurkah to announce funding to clear up the stockpile on privately-owned land, where an estimated 500,000 tyres have been stored. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) will use its powers under the Environment Protection Act 1970 to enter the site and remove the tyres, with the assistance of Moira Shire Council. The removal of the tyres will take approximately 10 weeks, with the waste to be taken to an EPA-licensed facility in Melbourne for shredding and recycling. Shredded tyres can be used throughout the construction, manufacturing and automotive industries with the end products to include athletics tracks, brake pads, new tyres or road surfaces. Tyres are made of compounds that can cause rapid combustion, including carbon, oil, benzene, toluene, rubber and sulphur. A Country Fire Authority fire risk assessment of the Numurkah site concluded that a fire at the premises would be catastrophic. A security fence will be constructed around the border of the site to prevent any access. Updates on progress of the clean-up will be available at moira.vic.gov.au. Further queries can be directed to EPA on 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC) or at epa.vic.gov.au. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “This stockpile presents an unacceptable risk to the community – that’s why we’re stepping in.” “We’re providing immediate funding to clean-up this site and keep the community safe.” Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp “We won’t let rogue operators endanger the health and safety of the local community.” “We’re providing the EPA with the powers, tools and funding it needs to prevent fires at waste facilities.”

New Victorian Energy Default Offer

The Andrews Labor Government will force the big power companies to give Victorians a better deal on their power bills by legislating a new default offer that will cut the cost of energy for households across the state. The Labor Government will abolish standing energy offers and require energy retailers to offer a fairer price for energy – called the Victorian Default Offer – which could save households hundreds of dollars a year on average on their energy bills. The new measure is part of the Labor Government’s final response to the bipartisan Independent Review of the Electricity & Gas Retail Markets in Victoria. The Independent Review – undertaken by John Thwaites, Terry Mulder and Patricia Faulkner – was the result of detailed research into energy retail prices and extensive consultation with consumers and industry. The Review looked at whether the electricity and gas retail markets were operating in the best interests of Victorians and found customers were paying too much for energy. The Review found that intervention was required to ensure better outcomes for customers and recommended a range of measures to put downward pressure on prices and protect low income and vulnerable customers. The Labor Government is supporting all of the review’s 11 recommendations, including the new default offer, which will be implemented from 1 July 2019. It will also direct the Essential Services Commission to review the Energy Retail Code to ensure contracts are clear and fair. Work is already underway on the report’s recommendations, including an Energy Brokerage Pilot to connect low income households with energy brokers to help them find a better energy offer, and the Essential Services Commission issuing a draft determination requiring retailers to notify a customer of their best available offer. This builds on the Government’s work to cut power bills for Victorians. This includes the $50 Power Saving Bonus, which has encouraged more than 200,000 people to compare their energy offer and save on their power bills. A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will also install solar panels, batteries or hot water systems on 720,000 houses across the state through the Solar Homes program – driving down energy prices and greenhouse gas emissions. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “We’re putting power back in the hands of Victorians – who’ve put up for too long with big corporations ripping consumers off ever since the Liberals privatised our electricity.” “Only Labor will modernise our electricity system to transition Victoria to a more affordable, reliable and clean energy system.”

New Victorian Energy Default Offer

The Andrews Labor Government will force the big power companies to give Victorians a better deal on their power bills by legislating a new default offer that will cut the cost of energy for households across the state. The Labor Government will abolish standing energy offers and require energy retailers to offer a fairer price for energy – called the Victorian Default Offer – which could save households hundreds of dollars a year on average on their energy bills. The new measure is part of the Labor Government’s final response to the bipartisan Independent Review of the Electricity & Gas Retail Markets in Victoria. The Independent Review – undertaken by John Thwaites, Terry Mulder and Patricia Faulkner – was the result of detailed research into energy retail prices and extensive consultation with consumers and industry. The Review looked at whether the electricity and gas retail markets were operating in the best interests of Victorians and found customers were paying too much for energy. The Review found that intervention was required to ensure better outcomes for customers and recommended a range of measures to put downward pressure on prices and protect low income and vulnerable customers. The Labor Government is supporting all of the review’s 11 recommendations, including the new default offer, which will be implemented from 1 July 2019. It will also direct the Essential Services Commission to review the Energy Retail Code to ensure contracts are clear and fair. Work is already underway on the report’s recommendations, including an Energy Brokerage Pilot to connect low income households with energy brokers to help them find a better energy offer, and the Essential Services Commission issuing a draft determination requiring retailers to notify a customer of their best available offer. This builds on the Government’s work to cut power bills for Victorians. This includes the $50 Power Saving Bonus, which has encouraged more than 200,000 people to compare their energy offer and save on their power bills. A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will also install solar panels, batteries or hot water systems on 720,000 houses across the state through the Solar Homes program – driving down energy prices and greenhouse gas emissions. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “We’re putting power back in the hands of Victorians – who’ve put up for too long with big corporations ripping consumers off ever since the Liberals privatised our electricity.” “Only Labor will modernise our electricity system to transition Victoria to a more affordable, reliable and clean energy system.”

Victoria Charging Ahead With Electric Vehicles

The Andrews Labor Government will fund more of Australia’s fastest electric vehicle ultra-rapid charging stations, with five more to be built across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio made the announcement today while opening Australia’s first ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging site at Euroa, with another to soon open in Barnawartha North. The Labor Government is continuing the rollout with $2 million to support charging stations in Melbourne, Ballarat, Horsham, Torquay and Traralgon, boosting tourism opportunities for these regions. The stations will be capable of fully charging an electric vehicle in under 15 minutes, sourced from 100 per cent renewable energy. Earlier this year, energy company Chargefox received $1 million from the Labor Government to develop the Euroa and Barnawartha North sites. Chargefox is matching the funding to build the stations. The charging stations will dramatically reduce charging time for drivers, capable of delivering up to 400 kilometres of range delivered in 15 minutes –  the fastest of any charger currently deployed in Australia. Victoria is leading the nation with the rollout of this technology, with its transport sector on the road to a low carbon future in line with its legislated net-zero emissions by 2050 target. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “Uptake of electric vehicles will help us reduce emissions and to tackle climate change.” “More Victorians will be driving electric vehicles in the future, that’s why we’re building the infrastructure to be ready to meet this demand.”

Victoria Charging Ahead With Electric Vehicles

The Andrews Labor Government will fund more of Australia’s fastest electric vehicle ultra-rapid charging stations, with five more to be built across Victoria. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio made the announcement today while opening Australia’s first ultra-rapid electric vehicle charging site at Euroa, with another to soon open in Barnawartha North. The Labor Government is continuing the rollout with $2 million to support charging stations in Melbourne, Ballarat, Horsham, Torquay and Traralgon, boosting tourism opportunities for these regions. The stations will be capable of fully charging an electric vehicle in under 15 minutes, sourced from 100 per cent renewable energy. Earlier this year, energy company Chargefox received $1 million from the Labor Government to develop the Euroa and Barnawartha North sites. Chargefox is matching the funding to build the stations. The charging stations will dramatically reduce charging time for drivers, capable of delivering up to 400 kilometres of range delivered in 15 minutes –  the fastest of any charger currently deployed in Australia. Victoria is leading the nation with the rollout of this technology, with its transport sector on the road to a low carbon future in line with its legislated net-zero emissions by 2050 target. Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “Uptake of electric vehicles will help us reduce emissions and to tackle climate change.” “More Victorians will be driving electric vehicles in the future, that’s why we’re building the infrastructure to be ready to meet this demand.”

Victoria’s Largest Batteries Ready To Power Homes

The first of two large scale batteries that will support Victoria’s energy grid has been unveiled in Ballarat. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the Ballarat Energy Storage System (BESS), located at the Ballarat Terminal Station in Warrenheip. The BESS is a state of the art lithium ion large-scale battery that will deliver a 30-megawatt/30-megawatt hour supply which is capable of powering more than 20,000 homes for an hour of critical peak demand before being recharged. The BESS will be able to respond to changing grid needs within milliseconds and will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support critical peak demand. It’s one of two large-scale batteries that are part of the Labor Government’s Energy Storage Initiative, which is supporting energy storage technologies, driving the development of clean technologies and boosting local economies. The second large-scale battery is the Tesla 25 megawatt/50 mega-watt hour battery which is integrated with the Gannawarra Solar Farm, south-west of Kerang. This battery will store renewable energy on site. Delivered by Edify Energy, it is also expected to provide grid support by summer 2018. With $25 million of funding provided by the Andrews Labor Government and the same amount matched by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, these two large-scale batteries are the most sophisticated energy storage initiatives in Australia. Learn more about Victoria’s Energy Storage Initiative at energy.vic.gov.au/batteries-and-energy-storage Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “We said we would deliver these large-scale batteries for Victoria, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.” “This is part of our plan to transition to a more affordable, reliable and clean energy system.” “We’re modernising our electricity grid, strengthening our energy security and delivering real action on climate change.”

Victoria’s Largest Batteries Ready To Power Homes

The first of two large scale batteries that will support Victoria’s energy grid has been unveiled in Ballarat. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio today opened the Ballarat Energy Storage System (BESS), located at the Ballarat Terminal Station in Warrenheip. The BESS is a state of the art lithium ion large-scale battery that will deliver a 30-megawatt/30-megawatt hour supply which is capable of powering more than 20,000 homes for an hour of critical peak demand before being recharged. The BESS will be able to respond to changing grid needs within milliseconds and will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support critical peak demand. It’s one of two large-scale batteries that are part of the Labor Government’s Energy Storage Initiative, which is supporting energy storage technologies, driving the development of clean technologies and boosting local economies. The second large-scale battery is the Tesla 25 megawatt/50 mega-watt hour battery which is integrated with the Gannawarra Solar Farm, south-west of Kerang. This battery will store renewable energy on site. Delivered by Edify Energy, it is also expected to provide grid support by summer 2018. With $25 million of funding provided by the Andrews Labor Government and the same amount matched by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, these two large-scale batteries are the most sophisticated energy storage initiatives in Australia. Learn more about Victoria’s Energy Storage Initiative at energy.vic.gov.au/batteries-and-energy-storage Quotes attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio “We said we would deliver these large-scale batteries for Victoria, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.” “This is part of our plan to transition to a more affordable, reliable and clean energy system.” “We’re modernising our electricity grid, strengthening our energy security and delivering real action on climate change.”