The Gippsland Climate Change Network (GCCN) was appointed Hub host in 2017 for the initial pilot initiative called the Latrobe Valley Community Power Hub. The aim was to bring together local government, community groups, and individuals with a shared interest in sustainable living across the Wellington Shire, Baw Baw Shire and Latrobe City Council.
However, at the end of the pilot phase in 2019 this program was expanded to cover all six council areas across Gippsland. We believe people and communities deserve energy freedom. To help us do this Energise Gippsland operates as a subsidiary or service platform for the Gippsland Climate Change Network and focused on community energy projects and partnered initiatives with other organisations.
Our aim remains to identify and overcome challenges faced by communities in delivering their renewable energy projects. To be an independent voice for community members to access advice, partners, and funding opportunities to realise their projects, and to encompasses all forms of renewable energy projects from rooftop solar to off-grid systems and even large-scale solar farms.
We hope to bring to life renewable technology solutions that can inspire other projects in the surrounding communities. Contributing both to local energy security as well as the State’s renewable energy targets.