Clean Energy Future Fund

The Clean Energy Future Fund was launched in April 2020 and supports the implementation of innovative clean energy projects in Western Australia.
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The Clean Energy Future Fund was launched in April 2020 and supports the implementation of innovative clean energy projects in Western Australia which offer high public value through contributing to one or more of the following outcomes:

  • significant, cost-effective reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below projected (or baseline) emissions as a direct result of the clean energy project
  • design, deployment, testing or demonstration of innovative clean energy projects likely to deliver community benefits or lead to broad adoption and significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

The Fund is focused on projects near the investment-ready stage so that our funding can secure tangible emissions reductions, and applications with a strong potential for wider adoption.

Round two is now open

Applications for round two funding opened on 25 January 2021 and will close on Thursday, 22 April 2021. The fund has $16 million available.

Changes to eligibility and project funding mean that:

  • local government organisations are now eligible to apply
  • the maximum funding for projects has increased to $4 million.

See the how to apply section below.

Ministerial priorities

The Minister for Environment and Minister for Energy determine priorities for the fund. The current Ministerial priorities are:

  • Innovative clean energy projects in regional and remote Western Australia.
  • Regional and remote Western Australia means projects that are at the fringe of, or are not connected to, the South West Interconnected System or the North West Interconnected System.
  • Clean energy projects that improve the security and resilience of networked electricity supply in line with the Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap.
  • Clean energy projects that support decarbonisation of existing industry and the development of new, low-emissions industries in Western Australia.
  • 'Shovel ready’ clean energy projects that will reduce emissions and create jobs in Western Australia.
  • Projects that will enhance energy efficiency and materially reduce emissions from the built environment or manufacturing.
  • Clean energy projects that support the replacement of diesel with renewable energy.

How to apply

Potential applicants should review the applicant guidelines then complete the application form. The following resources are provided to support your application:

Please direct any questions to ceff@dwer.wa.gov.au. Relevant questions, along with answers, will be listed in the questions and answers section for all potential applicants to see. Please subscribe below to be notified when new answers are posted.

Please allow enough time to submit your application as large attachments may take longer to be received via email. Submissions are deemed to be received at the time they are received by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

Applications received after 22 April 2021 will not be accepted.

Round one outcome

Round one applications closed on 13 July 2020. The successful applicants from round one were announced in this media statement.

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Page reviewed 25 January 2021