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ACT Next Generation Energy Storage Grants (Round 3)

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Next Generation Energy Storage Grants

One of the largest roll-outs of household batteries in the world started in the ACT in early 2016, with the Government awarding three grants of $200,000 to support the installation of battery storage in around 200 Canberra homes and businesses through the first competitive grants round (Round 1, the ‘Pilot’) of its Next Generation Energy Storage program.

Following from the success of Round 1, a further grants round (Round 2) saw the ACT Government award $2 million in funding across eight companies through a competitive grants process, supporting battery storage for around another 600 Canberra homes and businesses by 31 December 2017.

ActewAGL Retail, Energy Matters, EPC Solar, Evergen, ITP Renewables, Origin Energy, Power Saving Centre and SolarHub were the successful winners of Round 2 of the competitive grants process. The increased number of companies providing subsidised battery storage encouraged competition and innovation, and supported a wider range of technologies.

The latest grants round (Round 3) opened on 20 September 2017 and has similar requirements to previous rounds including the obligations that benefit the local economy, such as battery providers having an office in Canberra for local sales and support.

Participating in the Next Generation Energy Storage Grants

Companies interested in installing batteries and future grant rounds should register with the Next Generation Secretariat at NextGen@act.gov.au to ensure they receive the latest information.

The ACT Government is facilitating networking between service providers who are interested in participating in the Next Generation Energy Storage Grants. To do this, service providers can have their details listed on the ACT Government website here. Any services providers who wish to have their details listed should contact the Next Generation Secretariat at NextGen@act.gov.au

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