Euroa Environment Group: 2022 Winner – Future energy

Last updated: 9 December 2022
man dressed in black on orange platform working under white solar panel roof Euroa Environment Group is the Community Champion award winner in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Future energy category.

The Euroa Environment Group has demonstrated that when little towns think big, everyone benefits.

Faced with an unstable source of electricity, Euroa Environment Group set out to build resilience into the local power supply by trialing a small business microgrid.

Working in partnership with Mondo Energy and the Victorian Government, the Solar Pergola project saw the installation of a 13.2kWh solar system, featuring 36 panels that deliver clean energy and lower bills for local Euroa businesses.

All businesses have benefitted from a reduction in their power costs, as well as learning about the grid network and how individual contributors can play a role in building better capacity for local generation.

Future energy 2022 finalists