Australian Renewable Energy Agency call for submissions - general funding strategy

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has released a consultation draft of its General Funding Strategy, and is seeking submissions by 27 August 2012.

The general funding strategy will set the principal objectives and priorities for ARENA’s activities and define the manner in which ARENA will be able to provide financial assistance for the development and deployment of renewable energy technology.

Of high importance for solar thermal energy in Australia is ARENA’s development of a new program for the support of large-scale solar thermal projects, including hybridisation, building on lessons learnt in the Solar Flagships Round 1 process.

This is a critical opportunity for CSP industry stakeholders, drawing on the findings of the recently released report 'Realising the Potential for CSP in Australia' to present views as to the optimal program structure to support the development of solar thermal electricity projects and industry capability in Australia.

The consultation process will consist of face to face meetings between the ARENA Board and CEO and stakeholders, as well as written submissions. ARENA intends to finalise the general funding strategy, subject to approval by the Minister for Resources and Energy, by the end of September 2012.

Information on how to make a submission in response to the draft general funding strategy can be found at Information about the timing, format and location of meetings will be provided on the ARENA website in the near future.

The draft general funding strategy consultation paper and submission form can be accessed at the ARENA website

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PO Box 6127
ACT 2602, Australia