Energise Gippsland

“A transition to clean energy is about making an investment in our future” Gloria Reuben

We believe people and communities deserve energy freedom. To help us do this Energise Gippsland operates as a subsidiary or service platform for the Gippsland Climate Change Network and focused on community energy projects and partnered initiatives with other organisations.

We aim to:

  • Showcase local and international renewable energy innovation.
  • Promote energy efficiency technology in homes and some business communities.
  • Improve access to community energy initiatives.
  • Support large-scale renewable energy developments by building social licence.
  • Increase local energy security and contribute to meeting Victoria’s renewable energy targets.
Renewable Fund

Renewable Fund

The Energise Gippsland Renewable Fund provides a safe way for community organisations and business to fund their renewable energy projects. The Fund helps put solar on their premises immediately saving money on their energy bill and reducing their carbon emissions.

Community Power Hub

Community Power Hub

Community Energy refers to projects where a community initiates, develops, operates, and benefits from renewable energy. Our aim is to be an independent voice for advice, to identify and overcome challenges communities may face in delivering their renewable energy projects, and inspire other communities to consider renewable solutions.

Energise Gippsland
Yallambee Aged Care Solar Project
GCCN EV Charger Lardner Park Darren McCubbin web

Energise Gippsland Projects

Latrobe Valley Energy and Growth Fund (LVEGF)

As part of the Latrobe Valley Energy and Growth Program GCCN was awarded two projects. The first is to install solar at Yallambee Aged Care in Traralgon and the second to install a demonstration floating solar system at Lardner Park.

  • The Yallambee Aged Care project installed a 276kW solar system on the roof the 120 bed Margery Cole residential aged care facility as part of the Yallambee Village for the Aged Traralgon. This Village also comprises 96 Independent Living Units (ILU) which have not been included in this project. Within the first 110 days of the successful installation of 276kW rooftop PV system by local company RACV Solar has produced 108,568kW of power, with (a revenue) cost saving of $27,809.29 and a CO2 reduction of 108.24 tonnes.
    Acknowledgement and thanks go to GCCN Project Manager, Chris Barfoot and the team at Yallambee Aged Care Service, Corporate Projects Manager, Ross Tully and Business Services Manager, Peter King-Church for the support, enthusiasm and positivity. Together, with the team at RACV Solar, they completed the successful installation process.
    For full report Learn more
  • Lardner Park floating solar project installed a 50kW FPV community demonstration floating solar system on the large dam at Lardner Park. The aim is to demonstrate that floating solar can reduce water loss due to evaporation, improve efficiency due to improved airflow and evaporative cooling which makes very efficient panels and utilise farm dams that are unavailable for farm enterprise and don’t directly contribute to farming profit instead of over pasture.
    System Details: 50kWpDC system will generate 69.5 MWh annually.
    Enough to power 12 Victorian homes.
    Equivalent to removing 32 passenger vehicles from the road.
    Acknowledgement and thanks go to GCCN Project Manager, Chris Barfoot, the team at Lardner Park, Greenwood Solutions and RACV Solar.
    Link to pfd report Learn more

eV Chargers AGL Partnership

With the support of an AGL grant and partnership agreement we are working to install both fast and destination electric vehicle chargers to improve access throughout Gippsland.
So far we have delivered:
4 chargers at Lardner Park
2 chargers at the Gippsland Enterprise Centre
1 charger at the Baw Baw Food Hub in Warragul
1 charger at Yarragon Uniting Church Hall
2 soon to be installed in Sale
2 on the way to East Gippsland

We are finalising the design and charger selection for another five sites.

Energy Assesments

Energy Assessments

Energise Gippsland is partnered with the Baw Baw Sustainability Network (BBSN) to deliver practical assessments and advice services to households and small businesses. To help local people save energy and money while also making homes more comfortable and healthy to live in.

Baw Baw Sustainability Network

Energy Freedom
Baw Baw Sustainability Network

Servicing Baw Baw, Latrobe, and South Gippsland

Guest Energy

Guest Energy
Energy Consultant | Paul Guest
Bairnsdale (Servicing East Gippsland)