Your guide to what’s on offer by way of government tenders or grants  this week.

New Energy Jobs Fund opens for round 5

Applications are open for the fifth round of Victoria’s New Energy Jobs Fund (NEFJ) supporting community renewable energy.

The Victorian government is providing $1 million in grants to community scale renewable energy projects that directly benefit local groups and the delivering associations.

The fifth round will focus on projects that deliver the majority of benefits to the community, implement community energy retailing and utilise commercially ready or new renewable energy technology, generation or storage.

Eligible projects must be located in Victoria and be completed by 30 November 2021.

Applications close 18 June 2020 at 2pm — learn more about how to apply here.

Australia’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions

The Department of Industry Science Energy and Resources is looking for a qualified consultant to model greenhouse emissions in electricity generation.

These projections are part of the Climate Change Division’s annual report on greenhouse gas emissions to track Australia’s progress toward reducing carbon emissions.

At the very least, the numbers have to hold the government accountable for environmental inaction as harmful emission rates increase.

The contract lasts until March 2021 with a possibility to extend to the 2021 report.

The tender closes on 9 June 2020 at 4:00 pm ACT local time — see more details here.

Inland Rail environmental consultant

The Queensland Department of Transportation and Main Roads (TMR) is looking for an environmental consultant for the Inland Rail initiative (IR), an ongoing project connecting Melbourne and Brisbane.

The successful consultant will be responsible for providing any advice on environmental components or impacts and work with both the TMR IR project team and the Program Management and Delivery (PMD) Environment Team

All applicants must have previous experience working on TMR major projects and an understanding of Private Public Partnerships.

The deadline for quotes is 10 June 2020 at 5:00 pm Brisbane time — learn more here.

Solar safety in South Australia

Like any electrical system, solar panels can have malfunctions with dangerous consequences.

The South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) is assembling a panel of solar experts that can respond in emergency situations for properties with solar power systems or batteries.

As solar energy becomes more accessible and frequent for Australian households and businesses, it is necessary that firefighters be fully equipped to handle these new systems and ensure any electrical emergencies are handled safely.

Each member of the council must be an experienced, Clean Energy Council accredited solar installer.

The tender closes 26 June 2020 ACST — learn more here.

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