Last summer’s bushfires highlighted our reliance on (and the importance of) secure, reliable electricity supply.
The loss of power at key sites across the region placed an extra strain on communities, rescue crews and firefighters. And that’s why Indigo Power and Upper Murray Incorporated, have joined forces to deliver renewable energy generation and storage capability to increase energy resilience across the Upper Murray.
The Place-Based Power Plan will secure electricity supply through the installation of stand-alone renewable energy generation and battery storage systems. These installations will be located in critical sites for emergency response and recovery in towns across Towong Shire.
Renewable energy plays a vital role in boosting electricity security in remote regions. It ensures critical infrastructures like emergency response offices, evacuation centres, ATMs and fuel stations have access to energy, even if the grid goes down.
The installations will also serve as the foundation for a future microgrid. The microgrid will stabilise energy supply across the Upper Murray, by feeding power back into the local grid, thus saving sites money and reducing carbon emissions.
The project is delivered with the support of an $800,000 grant from Bushfire Recovery Victoria.
We’re excited to work with Upper Murray Incorporated and the Upper Murray community on this project.
Fallen powerlines and the loss of power at key sites across the region placed an extra strain on communities, rescue crews and firefighters. Photo: Sandy Tyrrell