The Community Power Agency (CPA) was established in 2011 to support community groups in navigating the complex process of setting up community owned renewable energy (community energy) projects. The CPA’s mission is to help grow a vibrant community renewable energy sector in Australia, through building the capacity of communities on the ground and working collaboratively with other organisations to address systemic barriers facing the sector as a whole. To achieve these goals, the Community Power Agency engages in three main areas [...]
Frontier Impact Group decided to develop the Community Renewable Energy Financing Toolkit when they discovered that funding was one of the key barriers for Community Energy project developers and there was a need to improve financial literacy around renewable energy projects. The aim of the toolkit is to up-skill the financial literacy of community energy developers and increase the likelihood that projects can be funded. The Community Energy Funding Toolkit currently consists of two guidebooks: the Funding Basics Guidebook and a Behind the [...]
Kingfisher Law has specialist expertise in co-operative and mutual structures, farming infrastructure and supply chains, rural and peri-urban development projects, irrigation, water trading, licensing, compliance and regulatory reform, environment and native title. Kingfisher Law have vast experience acting for clients across the full spectrum of agricultural production, from large commercial enterprises to individual farm owners. Kingfisher Law are specialists in co-operative businesses with a deep understanding of both Federal and State legislation and laws, and their impact on co-operatives, mutuals, partnerships [...]
Corrs Chambers Westgarth is proud to support the Victorian Community Solar Alliance as a key contributor to community solar initiatives. Corrs has extensive experience in solar and renewable energy projects, advising public, private and community sector clients. Our renewable energy team is an integrated group of lawyers, offering tailored, expert advice across all aspects of solar energy projects. It’s this portfolio approach to renewables that provides you with an end-to-end service. For further information, please visit the Corrs website http://www.corrs.com.au/
Kobe Creations is a digital design and technology firm, focused on helping our clients achieve impact through both beautiful and functional web experiences. Kobe’s design, strategy and technology services enable organisations to grow through digital innovation and by bringing together the ‘art’ and ‘science’ of web. Our clients obtain the skills and knowledge to equip them for growth so they can embrace change through being supported by a comprehensively skilled technology partner. Find out more about Kobe Creations here.
The Victorian Government supports community energy projects and is focused on helping communities achieve their energy priorities. The government has funded a range of projects, including the pilot Community Power Hubs; flagship grants for projects such as Newstead’s transition to zero emissions that provides a blueprint for other communities, and the Woodend timber mill solar PV installation; and a pumped hydro pre-feasibility study in Bendigo. The Community Solar Toolkit project successfully secured a $164,000 grant in 2017 as part of the [...]
The Energy Foundation Australia (EFA) is a new initiative of the Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL), created to provide cost-effective, low-risk back end services for community energy projects to drive greater certainty and investment. Sharing services such as finance, administration, HR, IT and legals means groups can avoid duplication and focus on accelerating and amplifying their local impact. This initiative builds on the work undertaken by MEFL and the VCSA in developing the Community Solar Toolkit, which includes an investor [...]
Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd (MEFL) is an independent not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to tackling climate change. MEFL works with households, businesses, community groups and governments on innovative ways to implement sustainable energy supply and reduce energy use. MEFL were established in 2000 by the Moreland City Council after the privatisation of the Victorian electricity industry. The initial purpose of MEFL was to continue local action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the entire Moreland community. Now MEFL leads the climate change [...]