Micro-grid in Australia

Australian Government has delivered a series of programs that have supported industry, community and individuals to manage energy use and costs. Micro-grid and smart grid is one of the programs were administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS).

The Victorian Government will contribute up to $10 million in grant funding over four years to develop and implement statewide demonstration projects, using micro-grid models.

The Western Australian Government and Western Power plan to develop an electricity micro-grid to improve reliability between the Geraldton and Kalbarri communities. Western Power will contribute $300,000 towards a feasibility study to develop a micro-grid, to support the 140km network between the regions.