About the process
A multi-stage assessment process for the Smart Grid, Smart City project was undertaken for the four applications received by the 28 January 2010 deadline.
The assessment was undertaken in two stages.
Stage one involved a preliminary review and synthesis conducted by representatives from government departments, the national electricity regulatory bodies and a contracted panel of experts. The preliminary review provided an independent assessment panel with objective and expert input on each Smart Grid, Smart City application against the selection criteria.
Stage two was completed by an independent assessment panel appointed by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts. The panel comprised six eminent individuals with extensive experience across areas relevant to the deployment of a commercial scale smart grid, including:
- energy networks and the energy market
- energy, information and communication systems and technologies
- broader utilities networks (water and gas) and communications infrastructure
- consumer engagement and advocacy.
The panel considered all grant applications received and the material prepared during the preliminary review, and made an overall assessment of the relative viability, value for money and merit of each application. The panel also provided a recommended order of merit.
For more information about the Smart Grid, Smart City assessment process email firstname.lastname@example.org.