NSW government calls for innovative energy storage ideas

The NSW Government is seeking bright ideas that change the way energy is stored.

The government has launched its Advanced Energy Challenge to find bold and smart ideas to help NSW transition to an affordable, reliable, secure and sustainable energy future.

The first round of the challenge calls for proposals on energy storage. Storage technology can help intermittent wind and solar generators deliver energy constantly.

Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy Anthony Roberts said that the initiative would stimulate new energy-related ideas and turn them into effective technologies and business models.

The best proposals in the challenge will receive government support, such as access to government, industry and research collaborators, leveraging of government assets, access to government data and concierge referral to existing funding opportunities.

The government will co-design and implement the successful proposal with the proponents.

Expressions of Interest for the first round of the challenge close on February 3, 2017.