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Community Energy Resilience and Reliability Energy updates

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This project depends on community input and engagement.

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Community Resilience and Reliable Energy Feasibility Study for Venus Bay

​Solar energy, batteries, electric vehicles, smart homes, microgrids and virtual power plants are all the buzz words of the energy future, but what about:​

  • Community resilience linked to a reliable energy supply and access to essential services (energy, water, comms)

  • Personal economic benefits of energy affordability

  • Helping shape the future of Venus Bay energy & emergency resilience

SO -WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ABOUT?

In a nutshell, the intent of our project is to: •

  • Define what resilience means for full-time and part-time residents, business owners, community organisations and holiday makers.

  • Explore various energy options that could support our resilience

  • Test which of these options might work in Venus Bay

  • Assess what the best options might cost

  • Put together a plan that outlines how we could fund and build the best energy options.

There will be four community workshops and analysis to…

October 1st

Define the relationship between resilience and energy supply with everyone identifying the services they need during power blackouts, and exploring new ways to provide these. From internet reception to refrigeration

February 11th

See whether a solar microgrid and battery investment is best provided at key community buildings across Venus Bay, in small clusters or covering the whole peninsula

April 15th

Weigh up the business cases for various energy options

June 24th

and develop a community action plan

The Feasibility Study is looking for input from community members to establish what the community determines as the best solution for the whole of Venus Bay.

You can contribute by attending the Community Consultation workshops when you will have the opportunity to discuss the concepts with others and discuss what is important to you.

In the meantime, we’d love to hear your thoughts about:

  • What does a resilient Venus Bay look like?

  • Is it having somewhere to go and boil the kettle and cook when there is a power outage?

  • Is it being able to have a hot shower or access to potable water if your pump isn’t working?

  • Is it being able to charge up your phone to receive warnings?

Terms of reference for Governance groups

Full project application & project plan