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C4CE submission to Victorian Renewable Energy Target II

By 13/10/2020October 21st, 2020No Comments

The Coalition for Community Energy and member groups made a submission to the review of the Victorian Renewable Energy Target II to advocate for support of community energy.

Click here to download a couple of the submission.

In summary, we advocate that there is an opportunity to unlock mid-scale community energy, producing a pipeline of local jobs and delivering significant regional economic development across the state. There is a great opportunity to enhance our sector with the right policy instruments.

Our list of key recommendations:

  1. Deliver a carve-out of the VRET for community energy, called the Community Energy Target, with a portion of each VRET round dedicated to it.
  2. Use robust criteria for project proponents to ensure genuine community energy projects are enabled.
  3. Create an EOI process and development grants to de-risk community energy projects.
  4. Implement a financial incentive such as a feed-in tariff, minimum floor price or annual payment (CEI).
  5. Community energy projects under this scheme should be given flexibility for how they trade electricity to prioritise local supply arrangements.