MyTown Microgrid

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.

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.
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In case you missed it!

On Tuesday 7th September, the MyTown Microgrid team hosted its first free, community webinar.

'The impact of household solar on total energy consumption'  was delivered by researcher and community energy expert Heather Smith. 

The project team also gave an update on project progress.

If you missed the webinar or would like to watch it again, then click the button below.

Webinar Presentations

If you would like to view the presentations given by Heather and the MyTown project team, then click the link below to access them.

For regular updates on MyTown Microgrid and details on our next free webinar, subscribe to our newsletter or visit us on Facebook @HeyfieldMicrogrid

To complete the Ecologic Survey click here

Got any questions?

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

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