ONE STEP OFF THE GRID | Ditching diesel in remote indigenous communities; powering dairy farms with manure; powering regional industry with commercial microgrids. And more.
The federal government has revealed the successful applicants from the first round of its $50.4 million Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, ranging across 17 projects and five states and territories.
The Fund was established by the Morrison government to support feasibility studies for up to 50 off-grid and fringe-of-grid communities and businesses, to look into whether establishing a microgrid, or upgrading existing off-grid technologies would better meet their electricity supply needs.
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