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Grants for energy projects to power WA’s decarbonisation goals

By CCIWA Editor 

Green energy projects may be eligible for funding through the WA Government’s Investment Attraction Fund (IAF).

A new round of funding of $60 million is open for projects in battery and critical minerals processing, renewable hydrogen, advanced manufacturing in wind and solar, and carbon capture utilisation and storage.

Applicants can be active in WA or internationals who want to initiate operations in the State.

"We're backing local industry to take advantage of the incredible opportunities in the energy transition - from battery assembly and manufacturing to hydrogen production and critical minerals processing,” says WA Premier Roger Cook.

"That means more local jobs, a stronger local economy, and cleaner, reliable and affordable energy for the future."

The IAF supports WA energy industry projects, including a high-purity alumina plant for high-tech battery cells, a renewable diesel biorefinery, an electrolyser and hydrogen refuelling station network, and an advanced solar manufacturing facility.

"WA has the potential to become a global renewable energy powerhouse - not only meeting our own net zero targets but helping our neighbours to transition away from coal to cleaner energy sources,” Premier Cook says.

Energy for the regions

The Government also announced $74m of spending on other initiatives via its Sectoral Emissions Reduction Strategies (SERS) process launched in December 2021.

Additionally, it is investing $31m in regional communities through Horizon Power to deliver cleaner, reliable and affordable energy across the State. The investment will deliver five new community batteries in Kununurra, Esperance, Exmouth, Carnarvon and Denham, as well as two long-duration energy storage trials in microgrid locations, and a new team to deliver renewable energy across Horizon Energy-powered towns.

Electric vehicle investment

The Government is also increasing its support in electric vehicle (EV) uptake.

A $2.2m investment will see the installation of almost 70 dual-bay EV chargers at new METRONET stations, and it has lifted the EV target in the State Government car fleet to 50%.

This builds on the Government’s Charge Up grant scheme, which offers grants to small and medium businesses, not-for-profit organisations and local governments to install charging infrastructure. Round two is open and closes May 3, 2024.

CCIWA’s Grant Finder can help you identify which local, state or federal government grants best suit your business needs.

Green energy projects may be eligible for funding through the WA Government’s Investment Attraction Fund (IAF).

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