The Australian Capital Territories has initiated an expression of interest process for up to 50 megawatts of capacity from what it calls next generation solar infrastructure.
The next generation solar initiative seeks to contribute to the wide-spread commercial development of solar-related technologies that address issues of reliability and intermittency while supporting the development of the renewable energy industries in the ACT. The EOI process will provide an opportunity for well prepared parties to submit proposals to the government for assessment and consideration. These proposals must be for a “next generation” solar system located in or around the ACT, or potentially more broadly in the National Electricity Market.
“Our investment in next generation renewable energy technology is an important part of our target of 90% renewable energy by 2020 but it is also critical in continuing the growth of renewable energy jobs and investment in the ACT,” said Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell
“The ACT Government is targeting next generation solar, including energy storage and new renewable energy technologies, in its plans to reduce emissions, grow the renewable energy industry in the territory, and position Canberra as an internationally recognised centre for renewable energy innovation and investment.”