New Partner: MyTown Heyfield

We're excited to announce a new partnership to develop a replicable community energy model for the town of Heyfield

While there is substantial momentum building for local community energy projects, determining a viable path can be challenging. Which technologies and partners should they choose? What business models will be financially viable? How can the benefits be equally shared among the community?

MyTown Heyfield aims to answer these questions for the Victorian town of Heyfield, while also seeking to develop a replicable model that can bring benefits to the surrounding region, as well as other edge-of-grid towns around Australia.

The project is driven by a consortium including Heyfield Community Resource Centre, WattWatchers (a smart meter technology provider), AusNet Services (the local electricity distribution company), the Latrobe Valley Authority, the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Community Power Agency, the University of Technology Sydney, and RMIT University.

Ecologic's role in the consortium will be:

MyTown Heyfield is funded by the Australian Government’s Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund (RRCRF) and the Victorian Government’s Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA).