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Local partnership wins Clean Energy Council Award

The Clean Energy Council Awards have been presented at the Australian Clean Energy Summit 2018. The awards recognise excellence in the clean energy sector.

TasNetworks with the Australian National University and ARENA has won the 2018 Business Community Engagement Award. The partnership turned 40 homes on Tasmania’s Bruny Island into “mini power stations”.

The project involved installing rooftop solar and batteries, along with energy management software from Reposit Power that allows households to actively trade the energy they produce and store with their electricity provider.

The project will help reduce diesel use and the island’s dependence on the cable connecting it with Tasmania.

Notable mentions include SERREE Members BJCE Australia, owners of Gullen Range Wind Farm, which were finalists for the same Business Community Engagement Award. 

BJCE Australia offered clean energy grants to residents living within 5 km of the Gullen Range Wind Farm.

An energy audit helps people understand the savings they can make to both their carbon emissions and power bills, and a second phase allows them to apply for a solar hot water or solar power system, or an energy efficiency package.

The program is intended to run for the life of the wind farm and create positive relationships with the community.

The 2018 Clean Energy Council Awards were presented on Tuesday 31 July at the NAB Gala Dinner at the 2018 Australian Clean Energy Summit.

Source: Clean Energy Council

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