Exploring community energy

​The Resilient Hills & Coasts Climate Change Adaptation Project is exploring how our region could benefit from local councils supporting the community to participate in energy projects. The Hills & Coasts region includes the council areas of Adelaide Hills, Mount Barker, Alexandrina, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and Kangaroo Island.

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Collectively, the Hills & Coasts region spends around $300m on electricity each year, with much of this revenue leaving our communities . We believe our communities deserve access to energy that is affordable, reliable, good for the local economy and good for our environment.  We are exploring how community energy could place downward pressure on energy prices for residential & commercial customers whilst facilitating the uptake of renewable energy.

Community energy involves a group of people coming together to generate, own, manage, or reduce consumption of energy. It enables community members to have a say in how their energy is supplied and used. Every community energy initiative is different and developed for different reasons - from tackling climate change to generating local jobs.

You can help shape our understanding of what people in our region think about the importance of community energy, the ways that you would like to see the community benefit, and the role that councils could play in supporting community energy.

Have your say by completing this short survey (approximately 7 minutes) and go in the draw for your chance to win an iPad Mini (conditions apply). The survey closes midnight Sunday 17 June 2018.

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