Victoria is leading the way in combating climate change with renewable energy technologies.
By 2025, the Andrews Labor Government is determined to transition the entire public sector infrastructure to 100% renewable energy and has brought in six new solar farms to help achieve that goal.
In 2020, Victoria surpassed its first target of 25 per cent renewable electricity.
The state is targeted to reach a renewable energy capacity of 40 per cent by 2025 and 50 per cent by 2030.
Premier Dan Andrews and the Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio have announced Victoria’s target to reach 2.6 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2030, with a further increase of 6.3 gigawatts by 2035. This amount of energy will be sufficient to power the peak usage of half of Victoria’s homes.
Victoria is already the renewable energy capital of Australia, and now, we’ll have the biggest energy storage targets in the country too. – Premier Dan Andrews
Alongside the new targets, the Government has also announced a $157 million support package for renewable energy generation and storage across the state.
The solar farms are forecasted to provide 623 megawatts of energy and with the addition of four big batteries, will contribute significantly to meet the Government’s renewable energy target.
The solar farms and battery storage projects will be supported for 10 years and take place in Western Victoria, across the Murray River, Central North and Gippsland.
We’re powering every Government building with cheap, clean renewable energy – boosting investment in the state by over a billion dollars and creating hundreds of jobs as we combat climate change. – Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio
It’s exciting to see Victoria enhancing its renewable energy capabilities to create a clean future for generations to come.
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