MyTown Microgrid is an innovative, multi-year, multi-stakeholder project undertaking a detailed data-led feasibility study for the historic town of Heyfield.
$1.8 million from the Federal Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund and $100,000 from the Latrobe Valley Authority was granted to the project partners to undertake a study, testing what local energy solution is feasible and desirable for the town.
The Heyfield Community Resource Centre, Wattwatchers Digital Energy, and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are leading the project. They are joined by partners the Public Interest Advocacy Centre Ltd. (PIAC), Federation University Australia, AusNet Services, RMIT University, Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA), and the Community Power Agency (CPA).
More and more communities are taking control of their own energy supply in Australia. Spurred by new, affordable, clean technology options, these communities are part of a global movement changing the way electricity is generated, transmitted, stored and used. Localised solutions empower communities to become resilient and adapt to crisis situations.
Assessment and design will be built on a platform of deep community engagement and capacity building. The objective is a better energy future for the people of Heyfield, and a role model for other communities.
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Do you want to be part of finding a community energy solution for Heyfield?
When you join The MyTown Microgrid Feasibility Study, you get a FREE* Wattwatchers 3-year energy monitoring package fully installed worth over $900.
This will help you manage your electricity usage to cut bills and reduce carbon pollution. The Feasibility Study is collecting data on residential and small business energy consumption in Heyfield, so we can determine the best local energy solutions for a more reliable, efficient and sustainable energy future.
Participants get a Wattwatchers Auditor 6M energy monitoring solution installed by a licensed electrician for FREE* that you can use to view your energy usage in real time.
You do not need to have a solar or battery system to participate - we need a broad range of participants with all types of properties and energy use!
The areas currently included are Heyfield, Cowwarr, Denison, Seaton, Tinamba West and Winnindoo. Other areas may be added at a later stage of the project.
PARTICIPANT NUMBERS ARE LIMITED - so please apply now!
*Additional charges may apply for any modifications
required to your electrical switchboard and will be
discussed with you before installation.
If you have any questions about the MyTown Microgrid feasibility study, please click on the button to access our Frequently Asked Questions or email the team on: or call: 03 5148 2100