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News & Events

Updates

March 2024

We have now submitted what should be our final approval milestone – the Council construction certificate. As the Stage 2 civils contract is now in place, once we have received Council approval, Divalls Earthmoving can commence the next stage in the civil works. This will involve more comprehensive works: drainage and landscaping, enlarging the sediment pond, construction of a car park, and other works to comply with the DA. We expect this phase will take 2 – 4 weeks to complete.

Then it will be up to Smart Commercial to begin construction, starting with foundations for the racking, followed by construction of the racking and then installation of the panels, inverter skid and battery.

 

Last year’s milestones

Here are some milestones reached through 2023 :

  1. New, much larger, battery has been selected and incorporated into the technical specifications and DA modification.
  2. Civil works stage 1 completed
  3. Our target of $2.7M has been met and surpassed
  4. The NSW Government has approved an additional $210,000 to add to the $2.1M grant.
  5. Due diligence of technical and legal agreements finalised by independent experts.
  6. Transformer and Inverter delivered.
  7. Trina Solar closen to supply racking, panels and battery.

Thank you for your faith in this project Goulburn, (and others in surrounding areas) we are so proud to call this project ours.

We are now oversubscribed for the additional $600K to finance the larger battery.

We’ve registered over 300 members and issued share certificates to our investors.

We’ve met our milestones with the NSW Goverment department responsible for the grant.

THE NEXT STEPS:

  1. Stage 2 civil works to commence as soon as Council issue Construction Certificate
  2. Once civil works completed Smart Commercial (the EPC contractor) can commence foundations and then build racking.
  3. Once racking has been constructed panels can be installed and the project can then go through the testing phase.

Media Releases

Other News

Vale Gretchen Alt-Cooper

March It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Gretchen Alt-Cooper, dear friend and Treasurer of the Goulburn Community Energy Cooperative (the Co-Op) and Community Energy for Goulburn (CE4G). Read full obituary HERE.

Solar Farm at Community energy Conference, Sydney March 2024.

Congress for Community Energy held a conference in Sydney as part of the Smart Energy Conference. GCEC was represented by our Chairperson Andrew Bray, together with Jonathan Prendergast from Komo energy.

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Andrew Bray and Jonathan Prendergast at the community energy conference in Sydney, March 2024

CE4G makes submission to the Safeguard Mechanism review. 
February 2023.

Community Energy for Goulburn has made a nine page submission to the Safeguard Mechanism Review arguing for a limit to offsets. Read submission HERE

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