The Victorian Government has allocated $25 million for exploration associated with a new geothermal energy project at Anglesea. The project could become the site of the State’s first geothermal energy plant.

The Victorian Resources Minister, Peter Batchelor, said that "We’ll have the possibility of building a geothermal demonstration plant very close to the existing electricity grid. It will mean that we’ll have the largest demonstration geothermal project in Victoria, and one that can be connected to the grid."