10. Appendices and Additional Information
The National Community Energy Strategy is underpinned by a significant body of research. Some of this research has been synthesised into publicly available documents, particularly the seven appendices below, while other documents are working drafts that are available on request to any organisation working to progress this Strategy.
Appendix A: List of community energy groups which identifies the groups in Australia known to the authors who are developing and/or operating at least one community energy project.
Appendix B: Priority Initiatives – Status and Actions which provides an overview of the current status of each of the 34 priority initiatives identified in the five sub-strategies and suggests next steps for their implementation.
Appendix C: Australian Community Energy Sector Collective Impact Assessment which identifies a process for assessing and tracking the progress and impact of the Australian community energy sector and this strategy, including a baseline assessment against key indicators.
Appendix D: Community Energy Model Maturity Index adapted from ARENA’s Commercial Readiness Index, this document provides a framework for policy makers to think about how to support community energy models to maturity.
Appendix E: The following behind the meter community solar resources which can be found at www.embark.com.au/display/public/content/Small-scale+solar:
- An overview document of what behind the meter community solar models are, the context they sit within and the constraints they face,
- Descriptions of the five most viable community solar models operating or almost operating,
- A decision support flowchart to help groups decide which, if any of these models is appropriate for them, and
- A host-site checklist.
Appendix F: Community Energy Cost Analysis & Cost Reduction Potential Report which analyses the costs of six community energy models and identifies where cost reduction could occur through project replication and a range of other initiatives.
Appendix G: Community Energy Congress Evaluation Report which provides an overview and evaluation of the inaugural Community Energy Congress, held as part of developing the National Community Energy Strategy and attended by 340 community energy stakeholders.
10.2 Working drafts (Available on request)
- National Community Energy Survey Questions
- De-identified National Community Energy Survey raw data
- Community energy models preliminary survey analysis
- Capacity Building Research Summary
- Profile Raising and Stakeholder Support Sub-Strategy research findings.
10.3 Other supporting documents and resources not developed through this project
- Community Energy Advocacy Strategy – funded by the Consumer Advocacy Panel, this document outlines the key regulatory and some policy reforms necessary to grow a vibrant community energy sector. Accessible at: http://www.advocacypanel.com.au/media/docs/Community-Energy-Advocacy-Strategy—Final-9699f27b-a112-4cef-a51e-e2a8b79bb9dc-0.pdf
- Embark Wiki – which includes 150 articles on how to build projects, toolkits and case studies. Accessible at: www.embark.com.au
- International Community Energy Policy Review – undertaken by the Community Power Agency as part of a review of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s policy support for community energy, this document outlines the range of best-practice policy support for community energy around the world. Accessible at: http://cpagency.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/CPA_Best-Practice-International-Policy_Oct-2014.pdf
- Energy Archipelago – is an international map of community energy projects, part funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and delivered by Scene Consulting and the Community Power Agency. Accessible at: http://energyarchipelago.com/#/map
- Community-Owned Renewable Energy: A How to Guide – authored by the Community Power Agency, is a guide to establishing a community energy project in your community, it includes brief case studies and an annotated list of key resources and organizations useful for progressing a project. Accessible at: http://cpagency.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CPAgency_HowtoGuide2014-web.pdf