Digital Economy Goal: by 2020, the majority of Australian households, businesses and other organisations will have access to smart technology to better manage their energy use.
To assist us in realising this goal, the Australian Government is currently undertaking the following initiatives
The Australian Government has provided up to $100 million to the Smart Grid, Smart City initiative that will demonstrate an electricity system of the future—one that uses ICT to improve the efficiency of power production, delivery and use. The project will employ a mix of innovative technologies to demonstrate the potential of smart grids to manage peak electricity demand, identify and resolve faults on the grid, and help customers make informed choices about their energy use. Show me more
In the 2011-12 Budget, the Australian Government committed $61.4 million over three years to fund smart infrastructure technologies to reduce congestion and improve traffic demand management and the overall efficiency of the transport network in major cities. Show me more