Community Power Hub Project Showcase

cph showcaseCommunities around Ballarat are taking energy matters into their own hands.

The Community Power Hub Ballarat (CPH) will be showcasing its projects at an event in Ballarat on February 11, 2020.   CPH has been working with community and local organisations to identify and test the feasibility of community renewable energy projects.  Some of the projects to be presented are:

  • emPowering East Grampians Health Services – Our flagship project which is to progressively install 500kW of solar panels across EGHS’ buildings, reducing power costs and allowing redirection of funds to health services for its local communities.
  • Public Carparking with Roof Mounted Solar Panels – developing a design that can provide weather protection, while generating green energy and integrating electric vehicle charging.
  • An energy co-operative in a farming community that has investigated how to share its solar electricity generation between farms and residential properties.
  • Regional Cemetery Green Power – managing the transition from fossil fuel powered systems to solar for grounds maintenance, irrigation and public facilities.

Rochelle Kirkham, reporter for The Courier, wrote an article regarding the Community Power Hub, which appeared in the newspaper on JANUARY 28th 2020. "Hospital to cut electricity costs with solar panels" - "It is estimated the solar installation will save the organisation $1.65 million, based on current electricity costs, over the 25-year lifetime of the system."

BREAZE was appointed by Sustainability Victoria in July 2017, to establish the Community Power Hub Ballarat (CPH Ballarat). This entity has been working to assist renewable energy projects in our region.

BREAZE has recently received additional funding from the Victorian Government to assist with the implementation of it’s “pipeline” Community Power Hub Ballarat Projects until 30 June 2020.

The Community Power Hub Ballarat Project team invites you to this public event where we will showcase and provide updates on CPH Ballarat’s exciting community projects, resource requirements and the knowledge gained through this program.

CPH Ballarat Stacked Logo Reversed on BlueWe would welcome your attendance at one of these two events.
Tuesday 11th February 2020:
5.00pm for 5.30pm - 6.30pm OR 7.00pm for 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Oscars Hotel and Café Bar, 18 Doveton Street Sth, Ballarat

 

The events include light refreshments and are free admission subject to registration.
RSVP and contact to Andrea Mason:   or phone 0427 338 482

Spokesperson for the BREAZE Community Power Hub Project Control Group Ian Rossiter said:

“These events provide the Ballarat Community with an opportunity to find out about the community renewable energy projects that proved feasible through investigations conducted over the last 2 years and opportunities and barriers that have influenced their implementation.”

“With around 50 projects being identified by the community, the Community Power Hub Ballarat Pilot Program has allowed BREAZE to develop business cases, build local understanding and skills capacity and facilitated the installation of more than 500kW of rooftop solar to community facilities.”

“The Community Powerhub Project Showcase will include presentations on the proposed Mollongghip and District Power Hub, investigations conducted into feasibility of utilising dead farm trees to produce transportable heating fuels and the “emPowering East Grampians Health Services flagship project.”