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Advancing our renewable energy capability

This priority area aims to advance our renewable energy capability by supporting national energy security solutions in the transition to a low carbon generation network and continuing to work with Tasmanian Government agencies, local government and business to improve energy efficiency.

Partners

  • Business
  • Local government
  • Government business enterprises
  • Property owners
  • Peak industry bodies

Benefits:

  • Increased renewable energy generation
  • Increased energy efficiency and savings on power bills

ACTION 2.1

Promote Tasmanian and National emissions reduction and energy security by continuing  to invest in hydro-electricity assets, considering the findings of relevant studies to further Tasmania’s renewable electricity generation, progressing opportunities for further renewable energy development, and advocating for Tasmania to play a significant role in national energy security

Lead Agency:  State Growth

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: Ongoing

ACTION 2.2

Provide resources and guidance materials to support businesses and households to access TEELS or other finance options

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: FY 2018-19

ACTION 2.3

Work with businesses to maximise energy efficiency and identify energy savings projects eligible for application to TEELS or other finance options

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: FY 2017-18

Expected Completion: FY 2019-20

ACTION 2.4

Determine the suitability of Environmental Upgrade Agreements and other financing options to support energy upgrades in Tasmania’s non-residential building stock

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: FY 2017-18

ACTION 2.5

Work with local government and service providers to support the delivery of energy efficient street lighting and smart controls projects

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: Ongoing

ACTION 2.6

Support Tasmanian Government agencies to monitor and report energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: Commenced

Expected Completion: Ongoing

ACTION 2.7

Improve the energy efficiency of Tasmanian Government owned and leased buildings through energy audits, cost-effective capital upgrades and a behaviour change program

Lead Agency:  DPAC (TCCO)

Expected commencement: FY 2017-18

Expected Completion: Ongoing