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 Stage B Proforma Capacity Investment Scheme Agreement (CISA), is now available below. A compare version of the Stage B Proforma CISA (dated May 2024) against the Draft CISA (dated December 2023) is also available.

A payment mechanism calculator is now available online. It demonstrates the calculation of payments under the Dispatchable CISA, subject to the inputs selected, and is provided for the purposes of illustration only.

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Last updated 19 Apr 2024