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Pilot community power hub for the Valley

18 April 2017

Three community power hubs will be established in regional Victoria following a $900,000 Victorian Government investment in renewable energy.
 
The Latrobe Valley will have one of the pilot community power hubs, with others in Bendigo and Ballarat.
 
The community-owned and operated hubs will drive investment in regional Victoria, create jobs and help reduce household electricity bills.
 
Each hub will be hosted by a local not-for-profit or social enterprise organisation, which will receive the resources, legal advice and technical expertise, as well as start-up funding, to successfully implement energy projects in their community. 
 
Eligible projects might include ‘solar gardens’ and community wind farms.
 
Early calculations suggest the facilities could generate up to 784kWh – boosting the reliability of the local power grid, creating local jobs and supporting the growth of local businesses.
 
Expressions of interest to host a pilot community power hub are now open.

Last updated: April 18, 2017

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