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.
Tell us about your energy usage
The feasibility study continues to need information about energy usage from residents and businesses in Heyfield, Coongulla, Cowwarr, Denison, Glenmaggie, Seaton, Tinamba West and Winnindoo. If you would like to participate, then please click the registration and consent form and follow the link the Ecologic Energy Survey.
To complete the Ecologic Survey click here
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: email@example.com or call: 03 5148 2100
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In case you missed it
Free Community Webinar:
Microgrid vs The Grid
Murray Hogarth, Head of Impact and Communications at project partner Wattwatchers Digital Energy makes a case for The Grid and asks; if not a microgrid, what else would serve Heyfield best?
If you would like to view the webinar or look at the presentation Murray gave, please click on the links below.
'Household Solar and Total Energy Consumption'
Back in September 2021, the MyTown team hosted it's first community webinar providing an update on the project. The event continued with researcher and community energy expert, Heather Smith discussing how solar PV can contribute to a microgrid.
Click on the links below to watch the full webinar or see the presentations.
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