More energy programs for Latrobe Valley

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The Victorian State Government is investing in new energy technology and skills in the Latrobe Valley, with four more businesses to share in more than $160,000 in grants through the Latrobe Valley New Energy Jobs Fund.

The latest businesses to receive funding are:

  • $52,300 to Alternate Energy Innovations to develop equipment for wind turbine tower manufacturing and installation of a training and demonstration turbine
  • $12,000 to Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation to conduct a solar farm financial feasibility study
  • $52,300 to Earthworker Energy Manufacturing Cooperative to manufacture in-house energy efficiency products
  • $50,000 to Edge Energy Solutions for a behind-the-meter energy generation and storage trial to develop an energy storage service

More than $270,000 has now been awarded under the fund, following grant announcements in October last year for Federation Training, EnviroMicroBio, Latrobe Valley Engineering Services and Sundermann Water Power.

The Latrobe Valley New Energy Jobs Fund is helping local organisations deliver new energy skills and technology – helping to generate investment and create jobs in the region.

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, said, “This fund is helping local organisations to deliver new energy solutions and create more jobs right here in the Latrobe Valley.

“We’re supporting local businesses, driving down power bills and boosting the reliability of the local energy supply.”

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