MyTown Heyfield energy project
The MyTown Heyfield energy project is a current project in Heyfield. $1.8 million of federal government funding and $100,000 from the Latrobe Valley Authority was granted to the project partners to undertake a study to test 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 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.
MyTown Heyfield energy project is an innovative, multi-year, multi-stakeholder project undertaking a detailed data-led microgrid feasibility study for the historic town of Heyfield, in eastern Victoria’s Wellington Shire. 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.
Latest project news:
Position Vacant: Community Liaison Officer.
We are looking for a Community Liaison Officer (part-time/ two years contract) to join our team and support the implementation of the MyTown Heyfield energy project
We would like to offer the right candidate the chance to work in the exciting field of community engagement with a small but highly motivated team.
Applications close January 15th, 2021
Nominations are open to join the MyTown Heyfield energy project Community Reference Group.
This group of volunteers will help oversee the development of a local community energy solution for Heyfield.
What you need to bring:
You don't have to be an energy expert, just have a passion for community and sustainable energy projects. The CRG will be guided along the way to learn about and understand the energy requirements, conditions and opportunities for Heyfield. You'll need a bit of time on your hands to meet once a month (or as required) for workshops and discussions.
Nominations close 15th Jan, 2021 for the group to begin in February.
Send your nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org