Switched on and generating ! Our "Old Energy-New Energy" project (stage 2) was officially launched by Victorian Energy Minister Lily D'Ambrosio in May 2019. Local Bass MP Jordan Crugnale, Councillors from Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shires, Carol Blair from Bass Coast Community Foundation, plus Parks Vic and DELWP reps and lots of our Friends and supporters helped!

The Victorian government's New Energy Jobs Fund grant enabled the Energy Innovation Co-op to install 91 kW of solar panels and 41 kWh battery storage.

The system will produce 127 MW  clean power per annum. That's an offset of 127 tonnes of CO2 annually, equivalent to taking 37 petrol cars off the road. It is more than the current annual consumption at the site  (112MW.)

Income provided to Energy Innovation Co-op by the sale of electricity to Parks Victoria, is contributing towards the Southern CORE Fund. (Stage 1 of the broader project)

Check out the link below to see how the solar and battery system is performing.

Wonthaggi State Coal Mine

Click on the options under Power and Energy and you can see daily production figures, self-consumption and grid export. Our best day so far was on the 7th May with total production of 445 kW/hrs. Clear sunny days and Autumn weather keeps the panels cooler and increases output.