Project 1: Clean energy solutions
- Identify sustainable and cost-effective energy supply options for primary industries.
- Obtain evidence to inform and support reforms to energy policy in NSW which will enhance the adoption of these options.
Identify barriers/benefits to industry adoption of renewables.
Develop investment framework
Develop criteria that reflects CCF and DPI objectives to enable assessment of potential initiatives.
Select and fund initiatives
Select and fund initiatives that meet investment framework and can be resourced with the available funding.
Policy recommendations and industry information products
Synthesize policy recommendations for government and industry. Work with industry to create useful information products.
Benefit/barrier segments identified and understood.
Investment framework used to select initiatives, (e.g. technology, capacity building) for piloting.
Pilot potential clean energy solutions.
Outcomes of pilots evaluated to contribute to industry and government investments relating to energy in agriculture and related policy reforms.
Industry adoption of pilot outcomes which are reflected in industry communication activities and materials.
Evidence based recommendations to government for future energy programs and policy.
Industry has current, implementable solutions to reduce energy costs.
Adoption of optimal energy solutions and network configurations results in reduced energy costs for NSW primary industries.