The Capacity Investment Scheme
The Capacity Investment Scheme
The Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) is an Australian Government initiative that aims to encourage new investment in dispatchable renewable energy generation and storage.


Stage A of the Australian Government's Capacity Investment Scheme South Australia-Victoria Tender is now closed.

Registrations closed at 5 pm AEDT on 16 February 2024, and Project Bids were due by 5 pm AEDT on 23 February 2024. The Tender will seek an indicative volume of 2,400 MWh of dispatchable capacity. Projects must be located in South Australia or Victoria, be able to continuously discharge for a minimum of 2 hours duration at its nameplate capacity and be a minimum size of 30 MW.

The Tender Guidelines provide details on the tender process, eligibility and merit criteria, key dates and other relevant information to help prepare your bid. The Project Bid Form, together with the returnable schedules, can be downloaded from the tender portal following registration.

The Draft Capacity Investment Scheme Agreement (CISA), including the Tripartite Deed, is now available below. To understand how a CISA could support your Project, Proponents should familiarise themselves with the key commercial terms of the Project Documents. Proponents may submit a Returnable Schedule of indicative departures to the Project Documents, including the rationale for each indicative departure with the Stage A – Project Bid. The final Project Documents will be published prior to Stage B opening.

are now closed

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Last updated 15 Dec 2023