Junee Community Power
Junee Community Power Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to save households in Junee Shire from rising energy costs. Formed in 2017, the organisation is governed by six volunteers and supported by more than 20 volunteers.
IRCF FUNDED Projects
Invest in the Junee Community Circular Fund
Supported with $15,000 to increase organisational capacity and save operational costs for community organisations by investing in two solar systems to kickstart a circular fund for community owned electricity generation in the Junee Shire.
The organisation reflects on the impact of the project thus far:
“This project is about future proofing the community. The more power production in a community, the more energy resilient it’s going to be when we have climate change issues.
This project will be ongoing, long past when we are here and if we have set it up right our only issue will be getting the young ones to take the project over.
The most positive outcome has been seeing solar panels go on.
When you look at the community centre, half of its electricity is coming from the solar panels, which is a significant saving.
We are wanting to look at electric car charging ports in the future and how the local not-for-profits can use this as income source.”
Junee Community Power Inc., Dennis Lambert
Junee Community Circular Fund (JCCF)
Supported with $47,508 to support Junee NFPs solve energy wastage and promote efficiencies to increase community confidence and generate working examples to create awareness of how communities can solve energy problems.
Junee Community Battery Feasibility Study
Supported with $24,950 to explore the feasibility of a community battery to help strengthen their financial viability through the reduction of power costs using solar PV systems.