Monthly Archives: March 2018

You can put those candles away – New battery to be built in Ballarat to provide power during blackouts

2018-03-30T05:26:04+00:00March 30th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

One of two renewable energy batteries will be built in Ballarat to provide power during blackouts. The other will be built in Gippsland. Here is an interview about it including BREAZE Chairman Ian Rossiter.    

 Community vital to Australia’s shift to renewables

2018-03-25T03:20:07+00:00March 25th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

We know that community is a vital ingredient to Australia's shift to renewables. That is why we are part of the Community Hub Project and why we are talking to community about different renewable energy projects that communities want and need. This article puts it in a nutshell with great examples of the importance of community in [...]

A Great Day To Energise Gippsland!

2018-03-23T03:32:51+00:00March 23rd, 2018|General News, Latrobe Valley|

Local community groups and interested organisations recently attended the “Let’s Energise Gippsland” seminar in Morwell. The day concentrated on discussing global energy trends with a local focus. The new Latrobe Valley Community Power Hub, aims to connect with individuals and groups, build Gippsland’s renewable capacity through community energy projects, and to secure local and lasting [...]

Why launch a community energy project at Ballarat General Cemeteries?

2018-03-22T03:28:24+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

Community Power Hub Ballarat had its official launch yesterday at Ballarat General Cemeteries in Doveton Street North. Why launch a community energy project at a cemetery? CEO Ballarat Cemeteries Annie De Jong explains “ The Ballarat General Cemeteries Trust, being a not for profit managed organisation is delighted to work with the CPH program to [...]

Mollongghip gets inspired about community energy

2018-03-17T09:59:14+00:00March 17th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

The wonderful community of Mollongghip had their first Community Energy Workshop with Community Power Hub on Wednesday 14th March. Forty-three people attended There was lots of brainstorming, listening, talking and inspiration in the room. We looked at other community projects and talked about the possibilities. Watch this space!

Community Energy Storage scheme in Mandurah gets a big yes.

2018-03-15T21:18:31+00:00March 15th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

A Western Australian suburb south of Perth is set to trial a community energy storage scheme that will allow solar households to store their excess rooftop generation in a shared battery, installed locally. Now that in itself is an interesting story, but we are also interested in the next part which talks about the City [...]

Simon Holmes à Court talks about the outlook for renewable energy

2018-03-12T06:03:28+00:00March 12th, 2018|Ballarat, General News|

As Founding Chair, Simon Holmes à Court was instrumental in Hepburn’s Community Wind Farm – Hepburn Wind in 2011. He now spends his time and considerable skill and knowledge as senior advisor to the Energy Transition Hub at Melbourne University. You can hear Simon here, on 3CR’s radio program Beyond Zero Emissions, talking about the [...]