Community Power Hubs: • Ballarat Pilot (1 July 17 – 30 June 20) • Grampians CPH (July 2021-July 2022)

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Under the original Pilot Program, BREAZE was initially appointed by Sustainability Victoria for two years from 1 July 2017 to establish and administer the Community Power Hub Ballarat (CPH Ballarat). Funding was later extended until 30 June 2020. The purpose of the CPH pilot program was to assist renewable energy projects in our region in the same way that other hubs in Bendigo and the La Trobe valley supported projects in their regions.

In July 2021, BREAZE Inc. was again chosen by Sustainability Victoria, to lead the Grampians Community Power Hub – to identify community renewable energy projects across the 11 LGAs of the Grampians region. In partnership with its Hepburn Branch partner lead by Hepburn Energy BREAZE volunteers identified 40 + projects, which the G-CPH Project Manager, Sowmya Nagaraj, took further, in collaboration with contracted energy consultants. Delivered by Sustainability Victoria, the 2021 Community Power Hub program, which involved seven Hubs across the State,  ended in July 2022.

Sustainability Victoria

The centralised website for all the Community Power Hubs provides information about all three hubs.

There is also a facebook page with CPH news and Q&A.

The CPH Ballarat Pilot program has now ended but many of the projects assessed by the Project Control Group have been implemented or are in the process of  being implemented. In late May 2020 the Victoria government's Grampians Renewable Energy Program allocated $1.1 million dollars in jobs stimulus funding to nine 'shovel ready' projects for not-for-profit organisations, eight of which came through CPH. These projects are being managed by a BREAZE Inc Project Control Group and several steering committees in collaboration with the other agencies involved
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CPH Ballarat can be contacted via:  

T: 5364 2909

E:  

PO Box 1301
Bakery Hill 3354
 

19 Dawson Street South, Ballarat