Flow on benefit from green energy plan

Burnie City Council, Tasmania, has confirmed the sale of the old Tioxide Site in Heybridge to TasNetworks as a potential site for the Marinus Link project’s converter stations.

The land’s $1.8 million sale price was based on an independent market valuation, and a further benefit for the Burnie community has been negotiated with the securing of a Community and Education Fund of $400,000 to be provided by TasNetworks over 10 years.

The Marinus Link project is a proposed 1500 megawatt capacity undersea and underground electricity connection providing a second link between Tasmania and Victoria as part of Australia’s future electricity grid.

The release of the Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan (TREAP) on 19 December provided a roadmap that would allow Tasmania, which is already 100 percent self-sufficient in renewable energy, to reach its target of 200 percent
renewables by 2040.

The Tasmanian Government has also completed the initial funding round of its $50 million Renewable Hydrogen Industry support package and commenced the rollout of the $16 million Energising Tasmania skills and training initiative, supporting the development of the skilled workforce the state’s renewable energy
future will need.