Powering ahead with clean energy at Bermagui

Clean Energy for Eternity is working hard to find a way to power the Bega Valley Shire and population in an affordable, clean and renewable manner.

The first step on this journey will take the form of a public meeting to be held in the Bermagui Country Club at 2pm on Sunday, July 23. The community is invited to attend and be part of this journey.

The people gathered together for this meeting will help the community find a path through the many complex new technologies now available.

They are able to offer insights and examples of how these ideas are already being successfully employed.

They include Ross Garnaut, the chairman of Zen Energy, and Tony Pfeiffer, CEO of Enova Energy, a social enterprise and community based power retailer.

The meeting will also hear from Tom Nockolds, Community Power Agency director, and from Karl Edmonson  (Reposit Power) and Harry Chami (Solar Juice) who together use smart technology with solar power and storage to cut power production costs.

With so much knowledge and experience available, surely a pathway forward will be found.

Powering Bermagui – community meeting, July 23, 2pm

Speakers and topics

Bill Southwood, CEFE – Welcome and introduction                           

Kristy McBain, Mayor, – Bega Valley Shire Council policy, plans and opportunities for cheaper power

John Walters,  CEFE –  Affordable renewable electricity today:  background, opportunities and constraints

Karl Edmonson,  Reposit Power  –  Generating, storing and selling power in the ACT                                

Harry Chami, Solar Juice –  Panels, inverter and battery bulk-buy                                          

Tom Nockolds, Community Power Association – How communities are powering up:  Some NSW examples

Tony Pfeiffer MD Enova Energy – Byron Bay – the community, council, and the power company              

Jon Keeble,  WattWatchers  – Knowing what we generate and use                                           

Ross Garnaut Chairman,  Zen Energy – Powering the community: Bermagui and  The Bega Valley in the state and national context

Discussion, questions