The Regional Community Energy program funds community energy projects in regional NSW to increase renewable energy generation, improve energy security and help communities to save money on electricity bills.
The maximum funding for each project is capped at 50 per cent of total project costs or $3.5 million, whichever is lower (project funding cap).
Funding will be awarded in proportion to the size of the project proposed. It is designed to help make a new scale and type of community energy project achieve a reasonable return on investment (ROI) and provide a community benefit. Because of this, applicants should only apply for funding
amounts to help them achieve these outcomes.
Eligible Expenditure will include capital expenditure on technology and equipment costs, grid connection and any civil or construction works.
Up to 10 per cent of funding can be used for detailed design expenses, including detailed electrical and construction design and network technical studies.
Projects must be located in regional NSW and connect to the NSW region of the National Electricity Market (NEM). Projects located in metropolitan areas will not be considered for funding.
Click here to view full funding guidelines on the NSW Government website.