Helping small business lower power bills

The Morrison Government is helping Far North Queensland small businesses to lower their power bills as the economy recovers from COVID19. Small businesses across Australia can now apply for a share in $9 million of grants under the Morrison Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program. Up to $20,000 will be available to small businesses with an…

Daintree microgrid on track and on schedule

Work is well underway to deliver more affordable and reliable power for the Daintree community. The Australian Government last year invested $990,150 towards a feasibility study to allow Daintree Renewable Energy Pty Ltd to take fully-renewable microgrid project to ‘shovel ready’ status within 12 months. The study will deliver a fully costed design for a…

Powering the Daintree one step closer

Powering the Daintree via a renewable-energy microgrid is one step closer after the federal government identified the region as a site for a stand-alone, environmentally friendly power system. A $50.4 million Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, to be announced in next week’s federal budget, has been set up to identify and fund feasibility studies…

Report into powering the Daintree released

Options for supplying power to the Daintree community have been investigated in a report released today by energy market experts Sunverge. The analysis, supported by $180,000 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, examined five options to power the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest. These included single and multiple electrical micro-grids with high renewables uptake and a…