First Port of Call
The following resources were developed or co-authored by us. They will provide community groups a sense of existing models and processes and will guide the setting up of community owned energy projects.
This Community-owned Renewable Energy Guide has been created to give communities in Victoria information about developing community-owned renewable energy projects.
The guide was commissioned by the Victorian Government and has been co-authored by Community Power Agency as member of the Coalition for Community Energy (C4CE).
It is a resource for community groups that are considering a community energy project and those that are already in the process of establishing a project. The guide consolidates existing knowledge and resources and provides links to further information and advice. Please download the guide here.
Written by Jarra Hicks, Nicky Ison and Franziska Mey from Community Power Agency as well as Jack Gilding from Backroad Connections, the HOW TO GUIDE was prepared with the financial assistance of the NSW Government, through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s Regional Clean Energy Program. The Guide is intended as a first port of call to get an idea of how to start a community owned renewable energy project. After reading the guide we hope you will have the confidence to go and talk to relevant organisations and read more of the many detailed resources available to help you on your journey to developing your own community renewable energy project. Short 4 page summary version here
A power point presentation developed by Jarra Hicks for the North Coast Energy Forum in the Northern Rivers of NSW. This presentation runs through the basics of what community energy is and how to go about making a project happen. It also gives a run down of the current models for community owned renewable energy in Australia. Content can be used under the Creative Commons license (not for profit purposes & with recognition of its source – the Community Power Agency).