The worldwide transition to cheaper, cleaner, renewable energy presents incredible economic opportunities for the Northern Territory (NT).

The Territory Government is acting now to secure more local jobs in this industry for the future.

With the Office of Sustainable Energy, established within the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade focussing its efforts on coordinating energy policy and the implementation of renewables across government, we are moving forward to achieve the Territory's target of 50% renewables by 2030.

Through the Energy National Cabinet Reform Committee (formerly the COAG Energy Council), the Territory Government participates in national energy reforms and broader opportunities for the Territory and Australia, including the national hydrogen strategy.

Home and Business Battery Scheme

If you're a NT homeowner, business or a not-for-profit organisation, you can apply for a grant through the Home and Business Battery Scheme to buy and install batteries and inverters. Eligible homeowners and businesses can access a grant of $450 per kilowatt hour of useable battery system capacity, up to a maximum grant of $6,000. Homeowners that own a business can apply for both their home and business.

Further information, including eligibility criteria, go to the Northern Territory Government website

Smarter Business Solutions

Eligible Northern Territory businesses, Aboriginal enterprises and not‑for‑profit organisations are able to access the Smarter Business Solutions program to reduce their energy, water, waste and materials cost. Support available includes advice, facility walk‑throughs and grants to encourage and support cost‑saving initiatives, including renewable energy systems.

Further information, including eligibility criteria, on the Smarter Business Solutions program can be found on the Northern Territory Government website.

Alice Springs Future Grid

The Alice Springs Future Grid (ASFG) project, is focused on removing barriers to further renewable energy penetration in the Alice Springs power system. Led by the Intyalheme Centre for Future Energy, the ASFG project includes a range of community-focused activities, including:

  • a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) trial
  • community education initiatives
  • Alice Springs Community Reference Group to facilitate community input and feedback on ASFG activities
  • community events, workshops, information stalls, surveys, whole-of-project communications and an interactive presence on the Facebook page
  • answering your questions via the ASFG FAQs page.

To find out more about how you can get involved with the ASFG project, go to the Alice Springs Future Grid website.

Charles Darwin University

The Energy and Resources Institute (ERI) provides high-quality research and consultancy for all aspects of energy and resources, including engineering, scientific, economic, environmental, social, community, legal, policy and digital considerations.

In partnership with the NT Government, CDU established the Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE). The CRE works to lead and promote the deployment of appropriate renewable energy, low emissions and energy efficient technologies. The CRE is currently undertaking work on bio‑energy, solar PV maintenance and hybrid renewable energy systems. CDU are also working on a range of other energy initiatives including remote renewable microgrids.

For further information on ERI, go to the Charles Darwin University website.

Clean Energy Council

The Clean Energy Council is the peak body for the clean energy industry in Australia, they work with hundreds of leading businesses operating in solar, wind, energy efficiency, hydro, bioenergy, energy storage, geothermal and marine along with more than 5,000 solar installers.

The Clean Energy Council’s guide to installing solar for households provides information on installing solar for your home and walks you through the process of purchasing, installing and maintaining your solar system.

For further information, go to the Clean Energy Council website.

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