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The solar auction

By johnboy - 30 June 2011 2

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Simon Corbell is kicking off an auction for 40 megawatts of solar power provision:

“The government will lead the way to securing significant quantities of affordable renewable energy by conducting Australia’s first of type auction giving solar energy generators a chance to offer the best deal to consumers in the ACT.

“Industry also knows what financial support is required for a successful project and is best placed to propose the level of price support.”

The ACT Government intends to develop supporting legislation and an auction framework during 2011.

Simon’s media release promises more information at www.environment.act.gov.au/energy/solar_auction but at the time of writing one needs to be a secret squirrel to be privy to such secrets.

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The solar auction
monomania 6:36 pm 30 Jun 11

Canberra. Relatively dull. That’s why the first two solar flagship schemes are five times the capacity and are in Chinchilla and Moree, both 30 percent sunnier. Still when one lives in a town with a government serving the indulgent, solar blighted affluent what can the rest of us expect.

johnboy 11:49 am 30 Jun 11

This snark in from the Greens:

Simon Corbell, Thursday June 30, 2011:
“Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, today announced the solar energy industry will have an opportunity to compete to establish 40MW of generation from large scale
facilities in the ACT.”

Simon Corbell, Monday September 13, 2010:
“The Government will make 40MW available to auction as the first tranche of the large scale generation category.”
http://www.environment.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/203937/Expanded_FiT_media_release.pdf

Interesting that the 2010 announcement said: “The Government anticipates this auction will occur in the first half of 2011”

Perhaps it will happen in the 4th Quarter.

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