Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

ZNET Uralla is hosting an event on Monday night to consider some of the new ideas in community energy for the future energy needs of Uralla. 

Community energy models are increasing in popularity both to get the power bills under control and to deliver greater sustainability. In simple terms, a community energy network is a decentralised energy system in which each home and small business in the network connects their solar panel and battery storage and is allocated a daily allowance. As well as generating their own power, a small amount of the excess power stored in their battery is returned to the system to provide additional power to connected homes, help stabilise the grid and prevent blackouts. 

Kim Mallee from Community Power Agency will talk on community energy  models and the Haystacks Solar Garden. 

David Mailler from Meralli Solar will talk about their experiences building utility-scale solar projects  throughout regional NSW, provide an update on the proposed Thunderbolt  Solar Farm located on the outskirts of Uralla and outline what a renewable energy future might look like. 

WHEN: 7pm – 8.30pm, Monday 20th March 

WHERE: Community Centre, 9 Hill St (behind Courthouse) 

RSVP: coordinator@zneturalla.org.au or 0420 514 653 

 A light supper will be provided. There is no cost for this event.

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