Grants and funding

Pilot Community Power Hubs

Enabling community-owned renewable energy

The Victorian Government has committed to develop community-owned and operated renewable energy projects in three regional areas across Victoria. The pilot Community Power Hub (CPH) aims to support Victorian communities to access the skills and expertise required to develop and deliver community-based renewable energy projects, characterised by local ownership, participation and benefit sharing.

The pilot CPH will be hosted by a local not-for-profit or a social enterprise organisation that works to coordinate and facilitate the development and expansion of community energy in a geographic area, while helping to build capacity and skills. There will be a pilot CPH located in the Ballarat, Bendigo and Latrobe Valley geographic areas. The Latrobe Valley is a geographic area that takes in municipalities of BawBaw, Latrobe and Wellington.

Successful organisations

Congratulations to the following successful host organisations:

  • Latrobe Valley: Gippsland Climate Change Network
  • Bendigo: Bendigo Sustainability Group
  • Ballarat: Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions

Local stakeholders interested in expanding community energy including non-government organisations, local governments, renewable energy developers, businesses, schools, State Government departments and agencies, as well as community members will be suitable to be part of the pilot CPH.

The pilot CPH will be directly supported by Sustainability Victoria.

Connecting Sustainability Victoria and Community Power Hubs

SV Community Power Hub Diagram

Additional information

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Pilot Community Power Hub Overview


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Pilot Community Power Hub Supporting Materials


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Pilot Community Power Hub FAQs PDF version
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Pilot Community Power Hub FAQs Word version