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Vision & Mission

Community Power Agency’s vision is for a fair and sustainable energy sector that provides real benefit for more Australians and our environment.

We specialise in supporting community groups to navigate the complex process of setting up a community owned renewable energy (CORE) project. We believe that democratically controlled, decentralised renewable energy projects will bring social, environmental and economic benefits to communities across Australia.

The Community Power Agency’s mission is to help grow a vibrant community renewable energy sector in Australia, through building the capacity of communities on the ground and working collaboratively with other organisations to address systemic barriers facing the sector as a whole.

To achieve these goals, the Community Power Agency engages in three main areas of work:

1.         Supporting and building the capacity of community projects on the ground

2.         Engaging in sector level advocacy, collaboration and development

3.         Developing resources and doing research


The Community Power Agency was set up in 2011 by Nicky Ison and Jarra Hicks, after returning from visiting all shapes and sizes of community energy in the UK, Europe, North America and India.  Inspired by the action of other communities, Jarra and Nicky were compelled to help make community energy a reality in Australia.


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