The result of the planning process was 100+ suggestions! These were whittled down to 11 projects, one of which was to ‘Develop a microgrid for Yea’. A group of four volunteers took on the project and broadened the vision to ‘100% renewable energy for Yea by 2030’.
Our first meeting was held in February 2020 and by May 2020, we had incorporated and filled committee positions. Dr Helen Haines, the Federal member for Indi, officially launched 2030Yea Community Energy at a renewables workshop conducted via Zoom on the 28 May, 2020.
We were off and running! Our committee has evolved over time, and we have extended how we communicate and collaborate with others. These are our achievements so far.