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The Clean Energy Transition team is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of the South Australian government’s major energy initiatives. It directly supports the Department’s intent to deliver affordable, reliable, and secure energy through the transition of Australia’s energy network.

Key programs being designed or delivered by the Clean Energy Transition team include:

  • $100 million Home Battery Scheme
  • $50 million Grid Scale Storage Fund
  • $150 million Renewable Technology Fund
  • South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant
  • South Australian Government electricity load
  • A market process to lease the emergency generators located at Lonsdale and Elizabeth is now finalised with 25 year contracts now in place with Infigen Energy and Nexif Energy. Throughout this process we have actively engaged with the community, as detailed in our 2019 Community Engagement Plan (PDF 510 KB). This plan satisfies the conditions of the licence granted by the Environment Protection Authority. Residents near the Lonsdale and Elizabeth sites have been notified of the market process, and we are committed to provide further updates on the status of the project as available.

The Clean Energy Transition team also plays a vital role in ensuring that South Australia’s rich endowment of renewable resources, combined with the government’s major investment in renewable energy projects, is leveraged to establish and grow significant new industries, provide opportunities to new and existing local suppliers, and support the creation of new, sustainable jobs within the state. Areas of focus include:

  • large scale renewable energy generation and storage, such as wind, solar thermal, solar PV, bioenergy, battery, pumped hydro and thermal storage
  • demand-side energy such as rooftop solar, bioenergy, distributed storage, energy efficiency and demand management
  • hydrogen production, use and export
  • zero emission vehicles including vehicle uptake and investment in charging and refuelling infrastructure
  • supply chain development of low carbon technologies (including a battery focus)
  • research and industry partnerships in low carbon technologies.

You can find more information at Renewables SA