Enthusiastic Coonabarabran locals with a drive for change joined us for a day of community learning. Our event, Low Carbon Coona Community Event, was a collaboration with Coona Residents Against Gas (CRAG) held on Tuesday the 2nd of February at the community hall, Flix in the Stix. Here fourteen locals were able to meet others ready to make proactive actions in a renewable future for our region.
Coonabarabran, an hours drive south of Narrabri, is well known for Australia's only Dark Sky Park and the expansive Warrumbungle National Park with iconic rock formations.
In front of that backdrop is a community ready to welcome renewables and grab hold of the benefits it can provide to regional communities.
Discussions were focused around moving our region away from coal and gas using electric vehicles, energy storage, agricultural wastes and Solar + Battery solutions. All these solutions are abundant and available now!
We also talked about the benefits of energy independence and how residents can be part of the Northwest Renewable Energy Precinct and Virtual Power Plant (VPP). For those who brought their electricity bills, we undertook Energy Assessments, providing a cost indication for a tailor made Solar + Battery design. Like the Narrabri district residents who have already had installs, these Coonabarabran residents will also be connected to our VPP allowing them to share their excess green energy with their neighbours!
It was great to see Coonabarabran locals already familiar with our retail energy partner Enova Energy and encouraging others to switch their energy provider. In the near future we hope to have a Solar + Battery install program for Coonbarabran - something which will be replicated across the region.
We look forward to seeing more Coonabarabran residents involved. If you know of others who are interested, sign them up as a Geni.Mate! Stay tuned for what announcements are to come out of Coonabarabran.