Melbourne trams to go solar


Thursday, 02 February, 2017


The Victorian Government is planning to build a new large-scale solar plant in a regional area of the state, with part of the electricity generated used to run Melbourne's tram network

According to the Clean Energy Council (CEC), the 75 MW plant will be built via a tender process and is expected to generate $150 million in new investment, create around 300 jobs and reduce emissions by 80,000 tonnes per year.

Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio said that the state is being positioned as a leader in climate change mitigation, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts.

The tender process will kick off in the first half of 2017, with an expected project completion date toward the end of 2018.

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