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How to Apply for Funding

Step 1 - Read the program guidelines
Step 2 - Find out if you are eligible
  • Are you eligible?

    If you have not worked with ARENA before, please complete the Eligibility and Alignment Tool to help guide your future engagement.

    This five-minute assessment will let you know if you are eligible to apply for ARENA funding, and if your proposed project aligns with ARENA’s Investment Priorities and ARP outcomes.

Step 3 - Prepare your response
  • Expressions of interest

    Applicants submitting an Expression of Interest are required to fill in an online application form and submit a project plan (of no more than 20 pages). No other documents – unless otherwise agreed with ARENA – are required.

    Please ensure you have spoken with an ARENA representative before submitting your Expression of Interest.

  • Full application

    Applicants submitting a full application must complete an online application and submit the following attachments:

    Note: Please review the ARENA Funding Agreement Template contract. If you do not agree with clauses or details record them in the Compliance Table template. If you do agree, submit a blank document with your full application.

Opportunities

  • Power System Services

    ARENA is allocating up to $7 million of funding towards activities focused on the provision of power system security and strength services from innovative methods or technologies that are non-traditional sources of those services. Methods and technologies must be applicable to electricity system scenarios with high shares of renewable energy.

    This opportunity is now closed. ARENA is no longer accepting EOIs.

  • Distributed Energy Resources

    ARENA is allocating up to $12.5 million funding for pilot projects and studies to integrate distributed energy resources (DER) into the electricity system.

    This opportunity is now closed. ARENA is no longer accepting applications.

  • Short Term Forecasting Round

    ARENA is allocating up to $10 million of funding towards activities focused on 5-minute ahead self-forecasting for wind and solar farms operating in the National Electricity Market (NEM).

    This opportunity is now closed. ARENA is no longer accepting applications.

  • Demand Response

    ARENA and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) have awarded funding to ten pilot projects under the demand response initiative to manage electricity supply during extreme peaks.

    This opportunity is now closed. ARENA is no longer accepting applications.

  • Large-Scale Solar

    In line with ARENA’s investment priorities and part of the Advancing Renewables Program (ARP), this competitive funding round aimed to support further cost reduction in large-scale solar PV.

    This opportunity is now closed. ARENA is no longer accepting applications.

Last updated 04 September 2019
Last updated
04 September 2019
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