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The South Australian Government has legislated a target of 20% energy to be produced from renewable energy by 2014. With past successes in attracting renewable energy investment, the State is on track to meet this target.  In June 2009, the Premier announced an intention for the State of 33% of its electricity production to be from renewable energy sources. These successes of the past have come from managing world-class renewable energy resources with informed and effective policies.

South Australia aims to be the leading State for putting in place policy frameworks that give investors the confidence and certainty they need to capitalise on these outstanding resources. Another avenue for supporting that investment is to provide streamlined and consistent regulation and to facilitate the use of that regulation by investors. Advice to this effect is provided by RenewablesSA.

South Australia’s land use framework has provided the State with a competitive advantage in attracting renewable energy investment. The system is relatively easy to use; is well understood and supported by local Government; and provides certainty of process and timeframes. Further information about the State's processes are detailed in the Guide on Development Approval.

The South Australian Government also recognises the importance of a competitive fee based regime for renewable energy investment. To this end, the South Australian Government has already taken the initiative by becoming Australia’s first and only Government to provide payroll tax relief specifically for investors in renewable energy projects.

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Bioenergy Roadmap Forum - Loxton

The second Bioenergy Roadmap Forum will be held in Loxton on the 21st of June 2017

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South Australian Grid-connected Battery Storage Project

The Government is calling for Expressions of Interest to deploy 100MW of battery storage in South Australia

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Our Energy Plan

South Australian Power for South Australians

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Energy Fact Sheets

Energy Fact Sheets are now available on DSD website

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Bioenergy Roadmap Program

Available to regional applicants in South Australia to further develop solutions for their energy needs.

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Presentations from Bioenergy Roadmap Forum May 2016 and Biomass Supplier Interest

Following on from the first of the Bioenergy Roadmap Forums held in Mt Gambier, if you would like to register

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Low Carbon Investment Plan for South Australia

On 1 December 2015, the South Australian Government released a Low Carbon Investment Plan for South Australia

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Bioenergy Roadmap Launched

On 24 November 2015, the South Australian Government launched the first stage of a roadmap to further develop South Australia�s bio-energy industry.

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Guide to Commercial Scale Solar released

On 18 September 2014, a new guide to commercial scale solar development in South Australia was released

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Battery storage expression of interest and mobile energy storage test facility

In June 2015, the South Australian Government announced it would seeking expressions

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