Community Owned Renewable Energy presents the local community with significant opportunities to support, influence and benefit from renewable energy and emission reduction projects in their local area.
The Ballarat community has shown strong interest in progressing community energy projects and would benefit greatly from capacity building, partnerships and project development resources including feasibility studies, legal, technical and financial skills.
To ensure that Ballarat CPH is appropriately focused the following governance structure has been established:
- A Project Control Group to ensure that the funds provided by Sustainability Victoria are used appropriately.
- An Advisory Panel to ensure that any projects initiated by CPH Ballarat fit within the renewable energy strategic
direction of the region. Currently this group includes local councils, industry groups, businesses and education providers.
- A number of Working Groups to facilitate and progress each of the community energy projects identified.