Victorians use energy every day. It's essential for running our businesses, our economy and our lives.
While the energy sector is now privately owned, the Victorian Government aims to ensure all consumers have access to essential energy services. We invest in the development of innovative energy technologies. We build and support the energy industry through policy development and regulation. We also help Victorians manage their own energy use.
- Your Guide to Power Outages
This guide outlines some simple things you can do at home to help prevent power outages – and to prepare for those rare occasions when power is lost for a long time.
- Switch On
Visit this new independent government website with advice, tools and tips to take charge of your power bill.
- Smart Meters
A dedicated website where you can find information about the roll out of smart meters across Victoria.
- Feed-in tariffs
From 1 January 2013, Victoria has a new feed-in tariff of a minimum of 8 cents, which is based on the adjusted wholesale value of electricity and is available to customers feeding excess renewable electricity into the grid.
- Advanced Lignite Demonstration Program
We are currently seeking proposals for funding to develop pre-commercial, demonstration scale, coal upgrading processes.
- Powerline Bushfire Safety
The Powerline Safety Program is delivering measures to reduce the risk of bushfire starts from electricity infrastructure.