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Overview
  • Start date

    16 June 2021

  • Closing date

    31 December 2026

Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program

Step 1 - Read the program guidelines
  • Regional Australia Microgrid Pilots Program

    Announced in the 2020-21 Federal Budget and administered by ARENA, RAMPP is a $50 million six year program that aims to improve the resilience and reliability of power supply for regional and remote communities.

    RAMPP builds upon the Australian Government’s $50.4 million Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund (RRCRF), which funded feasibility studies for regional and remote communities to investigate deployment of local microgrid technologies.

    How it works

    RAMPP aims to improve the resilience and reliability of electricity supply in regional communities and demonstrate solutions to technical, regulatory or commercial barriers to the deployment of microgrid technologies in Australia.

    Funding is available to projects that have successfully completed a feasibility study.

    RAMPP is an open, non competitive round, with funding made available in two stages:

    Stage 1: $30 million available from launch through CY2022
    Stage 2: $20 million available from CY2023

    Funding is available over 6 years, or until funds are exhausted. RAMPP is expected to provide grants between $1 and $5 million.

    Applicants seeking more than $5 million will need to demonstrate exemplary merit with very broad industry benefit.

    Information sessions

    We held two information sessions on the Program. Download a copy of the presentation slide below.

    RAMPP Information Session Presentation (PDF 1MB)

    Funding guidelines

    Before proceeding to Step 2, please read the following documents:

    RAMPP Funding Guidelines (PDF 304KB)
    RAMPP FAQs (PDF 437KB)

Step 2 - Prepare your response
  • Feasibility study

    Applicants are required to provide a Feasibility Study for review by ARENA prior to commencing the Full Application. Only Feasibility Studies that meet the minimum requirements will be offered an opportunity to submit a Full Application.

    Applicants with a completed Feasibility Study are required to complete the online form and upload the feasibility study.

    Submit Feasibility Study

    Questions

    Refer to the FAQ document below in the first instance.

    RAMPP FAQs (PDF 437KB)

    If you have further questions that aren’t addressed in the FAQs, please send queries to: microgrids@arena.gov.au

  • Full application

    Applicants will be able to submit a Full Application when their Feasibility Study has been confirmed to meet the minimum requirements outlined in the Program Guidelines.

    Refer to the Program Guidelines for the full list of required attachments that must be included with your application.

    Submit application

    Supporting documents

    Attach the following templates to your submission to be eligible for funding:

    Funding Agreement Compliance Table (DOCX 203KB)
    If you do not agree with clauses or details, record them in the Compliance Table Template. If you do agree, submit a blank document.

    Risk Management Plan Template (PDF 387KB) | (DOCX 206KB). Applicants may use their own template if preferred.

    Use these documents to assist you with your application:

    RAMPP Funding Guidelines (PDF 304KB)
    Refer to this document for details regarding the Program assessment, timeline and information requirements.

    Funding Agreement Template (PDF 495KB) | (DOCX 712KB)
    This includes the Knowledge Sharing Plan that all successful Applicants will be required to complete

    Questions

    Refer to the FAQ document below in the first instance.

    RAMPP FAQs (PDF 437KB)

    If you have further questions that aren’t addressed in the FAQs, please send queries to: microgrids@arena.gov.au

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