DELWP and AusNet are working with communities in Mallacoota, Omeo and Corryong to increase their bushfire and energy resilience through a $7 million Community Microgrids and Sustainable Energy Program.
Following the 2019-20 bushfires, an opportunity was recognised in rural settings to provide reliable power independently of the electricity grid during bushfires and extreme weather events.
The program will bring solar power, batteries, diesel generators, advanced microgrids and other energy infrastructure to Mallacoota, Omeo, and Corryong, in order to increase access to locally generated energy and storage.
Mallacoota, Omeo, and Corryong communities are invited to have their say on the roll-out of these projects and on the location of key infrastructure and future-plans.
There is also an opportunity for households and businesses to express interest in purchasing subsidised solar installations, battery systems, hot water unit replacements and smart energy control devices.
How to participate
In acknowledging that each town has differing characteristics, we seek your views through the town-specific Survey and Expression of Interest presented on this website.
The findings of the Survey and Expression of Interest will help inform the next steps of the program, with regular updates found on this website.