NSW Emerging Energy Program

Earlier this month the NSW Government announced a $55 million program to encourage large scale
electricity generation and storage projects.
This comes as a welcome step forward, as NSW is the only state without a self-adopted target for
renewable energy.
The eligible projects will need to produce dispatchable energy, meaning solar projects will be integrated
with battery solution. We have seen governments (particularly SA) step in to support the
commercialisation of solar battery projects as the industry widely awaits an expected reduction in
manufacturing costs.

Solar Choice was the originating developer of Gannawarra Solar Farm, Victoria

Solar Choice was the originating developer of Gannawarra Solar Farm, Victoria

The NSW Government will offer:

  • Up to $10 million per capital project and up to $500,000 for pre-investment studies
  • Project contributions must at minimum match the grants available
  • Projects must connect to the NSW part of the NEM, create a minimum of 5MW, leverage
    emerging and dispatchable technology and reduce emissions

Jeff Sykes

Chief Commercial & Industrial Strategist at Solar Choice
Jeff Sykes

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