How to Get Involved

Join us at one of our events

Connect with a community energy group near you (we can put you in touch)

Contact us if you’re interested in forming a new community energy group

Connect your community group with others by becoming a member of the North East Community Energy Network

Contact us if you’ve got a great renewable energy idea with community benefits for your town

What is the Hume Community Power Hub?

The Hume Community Power Hub works with communities to provide access to advice and resources that bolster upskilling, engagement and importantly, the development of community-based renewable energy projects, promoting Victoria’s transition to renewable energy.

Indigo Power and GV Community Energy are jointly delivering the Hume Community Power Hub. Additionally, we work closely with the North East Community Energy Network, a collaboration of 18 community energy groups from the Hume region and beyond. A dedicated working group made up of members from the North East Community Energy Network help guide the Hume Community Power Hub.

HOW CAN THE HUME COMMUNITY POWER HUB HELP YOU?

  • By connecting you to skill building opportunities and encouraging networking for knowledge sharing and collaboration;
  • By helping you get a start on your renewable energy project ideas;
  • By empowering groups and organisations to work towards delivering community energy projects.

PARTS OF THE POWER HUB

Strengthening the Network supports communities to get involved with renewable energy and get a helping hand on kickstarting projects, such as installing rooftop solar or batteries. It also builds on region-wide engagement featuring a public events program offering webinars, workshops and learning opportunities for individuals and groups.

The Hume Community Power Hub works closely with the North East Community Energy Network and Strengthening the Network directly supports these existing groups (listed below) and also promotes the formation and inclusion of new groups.

  • 2030Yea Community Energy
  • Euroa Environmental Group
  • GV Community Energy
  • Mitchell Community Energy
  • Myrtleford Community Power
  • Renewable Albury Wodonga Energy
  • Renewable Avenel Energy
  • Renewable Energy Benalla
  • Renewable Energy Mansfield
  • Sustainable Upper Ovens
  • Totally Renewable Beechworth
  • Toward Renewable Energy Kiewa
  • Totally Renewable Indigo North
  • Totally Renewable Yackandandah
  • Wangaratta Landcare and Sustainability
  • Zero Carbon Tatura

The Solar for Good program will provide capacity for the design of high value solar PV systems across the Hume Region. It will provide technical support to community groups seeking assistance to identify and develop solar PV and energy efficiency type proposals to reach implementation status. Projects will primarily focus on buildings owned by community-based organisations.

The Renewable Energy Readiness Fund has an allocated budget of $100,000 to support community energy groups across the Hume Region. The Fund supports programs that build the capacity of the North East Community Energy Network and its participants, and programs that undertake analysis or planning to inform future project delivery. The information produced as outcomes of these programs will form a knowledge base for future renewable energy initiatives delivered by community groups.

We welcome your Hume Community Power Hub program enquiries, alternatively you will find the information sheets here:

Strengthening the Network

Solar for Good

Renewable Energy Readiness Fund (now closed)

renewable enerGY PROJECTs

The Hume Community Power Hub completed two Implementation Ready Projects in it’s first six months:

  • Yea Community Shed: Pottery Studio and Men’s Shed, an 11 Kwh solar system. Completed October, 2021.
  • Moyola Aged Care facility in Tatura: Installation of solar PV systems on 35 residential units, plus a 6.6kW system on the community hall. Completed December, 2021.

More information

General inquiries: claire@indigopower.com.au

Solar for Good inquiries: geoff@gvce.com.au

Upcoming Events

The Hume Community Power Hub hosts innovative and informative events and workshops, check out the Community Power Hub events page to see what’s happening!