Demonstrating pathways for Urban Renewable Energy Zones – Barriers, opportunities, and impacts of establishing Urban REZ
Purpose of project
This project will fill knowledge gaps and build capability for local councils, communities, industry and network providers to establish Urban Renewable Energy Zones (Urban REZ), through private finance. It will analyse the barriers, opportunities and impacts of Urban REZ, to develop a blueprint which will provide a pathway for demonstration and replication
Impact of project
The long-term goal of this research is to enable the development of 50 (or more) Urban REZ over the next five-ten years, leading to expected environmental, economic and societal benefits. The research will enhance understanding of the opportunities of Urban REZ, to inform urban planning, policy, investment and market opportunities.
Project partners – industry and research
Climate-KIC (Lead), AGL, AusGrid, Central Queensland University, Curtin University, DEECA, Development WA, DPIE, PlanetArk Power, Starling Energy Group, UTS, Western Power