Community Energy Resilience Project – Venus Bay

2022-06-09T01:25:46+00:00June 9th, 2022|Gippsland|

Community Energy Resilience project at the Venus Bay Community Centre: Community Energy meets the People! The project has seen additional solar array added to our existing solar system, and a significant lithium battery. This means we can act as a mini Microgrid – with resilient energy available for our community members when the grid goes [...]

Solar and batteries power boost for clubs at Lucknow reserve

2022-06-09T01:19:54+00:00June 9th, 2022|Gippsland|

In a win for Lucknow’s community sporting groups, three Tesla Powerwall energy-storage batteries have been connected to the solar power system in the newly redeveloped Lucknow Recreation Reserve clubrooms. The three 14kW Tesla 2.0 Powerwall batteries, connected to a 20kW solar PV system, are expected to save community groups and sporting teams based at the [...]

Heyfield Wetlands Information Centre – Heyfield pushes forward on renewable energy

2022-06-09T01:16:03+00:00June 9th, 2022|Gippsland|

The Heyfield Wetlands Information Centre became the latest community-owned facility in Gippsland to switch to renewable energy, with the official launch of a 13.32kw solar system. The event was on Tuesday April 12. The rooftop solar project was supported by Gippsland Community Power Hub (GCPH) – a one stop renewable-energy solution support program delivered by [...]

Coronet Bay Community Hall

2022-06-09T01:12:38+00:00June 9th, 2022|Gippsland|

Bass Coast Shire Council is inviting the community to celebrate the completion of the solar energy project at Coronet Bay Community Hall this month. The event will be held at the Hall (Gellibrand Street) on Tuesday, 29 March from 11.00am and will include a renewable energy community drop in session from 11.30am. In 2021, Sustainability [...]

MEDIA RELEASE: Solar Pathway Lights up Yinnar Community

2020-05-18T05:50:36+00:00May 18th, 2020|General News, Gippsland|

Solar lights installed in the Victorian town of Yinnar are lighting the way for the local community to access a popular sporting and recreation reserve. Until the lighting installation in February, the kilometre-long path linking the reserve and the main town was a safety concern, particularly in the winter dark. It's a milestone for the [...]

Solar Donated to Regional Community Hall

2019-11-01T03:26:11+00:00November 1st, 2019|General News, Gippsland|

The Loch Sport Public Hall will be upgraded with a 4.4 kW solar system as part of the Latrobe Valley Community Power Hubs Gippy Bulk Buy program and community solar donation model. The Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Change officially announced the winner late last week along with representatives from the Latrobe Valley Community [...]

Solar-lit Footpath Brings Community Together

2018-12-12T20:34:01+00:00December 12th, 2018|General News, Gippsland|

Can you imagine the atmosphere generated by a rural community walking together on their way to support their local football match, knowing they will be able to walk safely home again along a solar-lit path? For Yinnar and District Community Association treasurer, John Harris, this it is exactly what he hopes to soon see for [...]

Gippsland Climate Change Network and Annual General Meeting

2018-10-22T03:32:04+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Gippsland|

Come along and hear from Karen Cain, CEO for the Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) about the successes and challenges so far. Stay for the GCCN Annual General Meeting and Election to learn more about some of our projects, including the Latrobe Valley Community Power Hub initiative. We are always looking for people interested in joining [...]

Gippsland Councils Embracing Change within their own Backyards

2018-08-08T02:43:09+00:00August 8th, 2018|General News, Gippsland|

Local councils around Australia are facing the challenges of maintaining valuable services, promoting growth and finding local solutions to the unique challenges they face. In Gippsland, local governments are taking action to be more energy efficient and to adapt to the realities of climate change. For economic and for environmental reasons they are leading the [...]

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