Three major energy projects in the region have been shortlisted for potential Federal Government funding.
Pumped hydro projects from Rise Renewables in Baroota, Sunset Power Pty Ltd at Lincoln Gap and SIMEC Zen Energy in the Middleback Ranges have made the list.
The funding comes through the Federal Governments’ Underwriting New Generation Investments (UNGI) program.
66 proposals were considered with 12 making the shortlist which included six renewable pumped hydro projects, five gas projects and one coal upgrade project.
The potential funding is a key part of the Australian Government’s plan to deliver affordable and reliable power.