Grid and storage
The CEFC is building on our extensive experience as a renewable energy investor
to prioritise investment in the low emissions energy grid of the future.
Integrating clean energy into the grid requires significant investment in grid balancing technologies, energy storage and transmission interconnectors, as well as the development of Renewable Energy Zones, which strengthen the grid closer to the point of generation.
Australia has abundant untapped potential for low cost and low emissions renewable energy, reflected in our substantial investment in solar and wind infrastructure. However, our ageing and congested electricity grid is not well suited to the dynamics of distributed energy generation, highlighting the need for large-scale investment over long time frames.
CEFC capital is playing an increasingly important key role in accelerating the delivery of major transmission and storage infrastructure, to capture the competitive advantage of Australia’s abundant renewable energy resources. These large-scale energy infrastructure developments are critical to accelerating the integration of new clean energy generation to deliver on both grid reliability and security while underpinning cleaner, lower cost renewable energy.
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Victorian Renewable Energy Zones
Renewable Energy Zones combine solar and wind power with energy storage and critical transmission infrastructure, creating interconnected modern day ‘power stations’, Find out about our investment approach for Renewable Energy Zones in Victoria.Read our insight
Australia’s largest VPP benefits SA social housing tenants
Read moreTenants are often locked out of the clean energy market because they are unable to install rooftop solar systems on rental properties. The SA VPP is delivering an innovative clean energy solution to Housing SA tenants, drawing on proven and cost-effective technologies. We see VPPs as an increasingly important element of Australia’s low emissions electricity system of the future, supporting the increased integration of our low-cost renewable energy into the grid.Ian LearmonthCEO, CEFC
Nation building project EnergyConnect to unlock cheaper, cleaner electricity
Read moreEnergyConnect will be Australia’s biggest electricity interconnector built to date in the National Electricity Market and it will help to accelerate Australia’s energy transition by connecting customers with more renewable generation.Paul ItalianoCEO, TransGrid
Lumea develops critical grid infrastructure for Snowy 2.0
Read moreSnowy 2.0 is an important project for Australia. It will be the largest generator connecting to the NSW grid for over 30 years, a critical component in supporting the energy system transition as well as securing low emission and low-cost energy for consumers.Richard LoweCEO, Lumea
300 MW Victorian Big Battery targets stronger grid and more renewable energy
Read moreThe delivery of the Victorian Big Battery is a major achievement for Neoen, not only because it is one of the largest batteries in the world, but also because it represents another key milestone in terms of innovation.Xavier BarbaroChairman and CEO, Neoen
Hornsdale Power Reserve a big battery game changer
Read moreWe are extremely proud of this expansion and the innovations it brings. It illustrates Neoen’s ability to build on an existing asset and make it smarter while providing its counterparts with savings and new services. This new investment also demonstrates Neoen’s capacity to act as a long-term partner for South Australia Government, towards a common goal: delivering sustainable, reliable and competitive energy.Xavier BarbaroChairman and CEO, Neoen