Many thanks to our generous supporters. Without them we couldn’t hold the Congress and they are an integral part of many community energy projects.
Unlocking Australia’s energy future ...
Squadron Energy is Australia’s leading renewable energy company that develops, operates and owns renewable energy assets in Australia. We are 100% Australian owned and have 1.1 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy in operation and an Australian development pipeline of 20GW.
With proven experience and expertise across the project lifecycle, we work with local communities and our customers to lead the transition to Australia’s clean energy future. We currently have five operational projects, with a 20GW development pipeline across wind and solar generation, battery storage and firming. We are also developing a critical gas import terminal which will provide gas for firming power.
To date, Squadron Energy has generated enough electricity to power 1.35 million homes and prevent 6 million tonnes of emissions, while creating 1,900 direct jobs and injecting $200 million into regional economies. Squadron Energy is pushing Australia’s energy grid to be entirely green by aiming to provide one third of the Federal Government’s 82 per cent 2030 renewable energy target. Through power purchase and other offtake agreements we help corporate and government customers achieve their sustainability, ESG and net zero emissions goals.
We aim to improve the environment for current and future generations by leading Australia’s transition to renewable energy. With unrivalled experience through the entire project lifecycle, Squadron Energy is the trusted partner of choice for renewable projects.
We do this by:
- Being the leading provider of renewable energy to corporates and businesses.
- Tailoring support for local communities and making positive lasting contributions to the region.
- Positioning ourselves for further growth with a strong development pipeline.
- Operating our assets safely, efficiently and sustainably to achieve their optimal potential.
- Investing in our people and in skills training for our sector
Innovative sustainable hot water...
Reclaim Energy stands at the forefront of innovative sustainable hot water solutions, with over 20 years’ experience, we are an Australian owned reputable engineering company leading the charge in Australia’s transition to a net-zero future. Strategic alliances with Solar Analytics (UNSW), ViPac Labs, and Dontek Technology make us key consultants in state and industry discussions. Collaborating with retail stakeholders and installers, we actively contribute to legislative changes, particularly in heat pump quality and emissions reduction plans, aligning with national net-zero goals.
In partnership with Geelong Sustainability and other community groups, we actively support the electrification drive, facilitating a transition from gas to electricity in collaboration with local councils across Victoria and nationwide. Our Managing Director, Dr Chris Taylor, shares valuable insights at prominent industry conferences, exemplifying our commitment to industry dialogue and innovation.
Our ground-breaking product not only reduces energy consumption by 80%, but its wide adoption could significantly lighten the national grid’s loads. With 700,000 hot water units replaced annually in Australia, the potential is huge. Our Wi-Fi-enabled heat pump boasts unparalleled accountability and longevity.
Furthermore, our dedication to environmental responsibility shines through, by the use of CO2 in our heat pumps, reducing emissions drastically compared to all other competitors in the top 10 using refrigerant R134a. Reclaim Energy goes beyond market standards, pushing for legislative changes and holding competitors to higher environmental benchmarks. Reclaim Energy leaves an indelible mark on the heat pump market, embodying a commitment to sustainability, accountability, and pushing the boundaries of innovation.
Supporting Victoria’s sustainable energy future...
The Victorian Government is working with industry and the community to develop a secure and sustainable energy future for Victoria.
Neighbourhood batteries allow affordable energy storage that can rapidly unlock local solar capacity and ensure that Victorians continue to benefit from this renewable energy resource. Neighbourhood batteries can also improve grid reliability by providing back-up power for essential community services during grid outages.
The Neighbourhood Battery Initiative (NBI) and 100 Neighbourhood Batteries (100NB) Program have been developed to assist in the roll-out of neighbourhood batteries across Victoria.
NBI has funded feasibility studies, business cases, and neighbourhood battery installations. To date, the NBI has delivered 2 batteries within the Greater Metro Melbourne area and is set to deliver 3 more by the start of 2025.
The 100NB Program builds on the success of NBI and is a commitment to deliver 100 neighbourhood-scale batteries across Victoria via a $42.2 million, 4-year grant program. The Program aims to improve energy reliability and provide energy storage capacity for locally generated solar, which is expected to increase access to renewable energy and help lower energy bills.
Head to our website at: energy.vic.gov.au/grants/neighbourhood-batteries to find more about these and other programs that can support you and your community in your energy transition.
Partner agency, Sustainability Victoria (SV) facilitates partnerships and collaborations to accelerate the take-up of renewable energy, energy efficiency measures, and circularity in communities across Victoria.
SV works with local governments and community organisations to share knowledge and build capability. SV has brokered energy-efficient upgrades to hundreds of councils and community facilities, and have co-designed community-owned renewable energy hubs, including solar farms and central battery storage.
Find out more about how SV is accelerating Victoria’s transition to a circular, climate-resilient economy at sustainability.vic.gov.au.
Independent Body for the Australian Smart Energy Industry ...
This is a critical time in history for renewable energy.
Australia’s transition to a net-zero emissions economy will deliver massive business and economic benefits. It is possible to grow jobs, attract investment, innovate and become more economically competitive, all while transitioning to a safe climate. Achieving a strong economy and a safe climate is not just possible, it is absolutely critical if we are to confront the challenges of the future.
The Smart Energy Council is here for ambitious action. We’re bold partners and a vital voice for the industry, bringing a proactive, hands-on approach that drives real progress.
We actively connect the smart energy industry across Australia, building momentum and unlocking the barriers that hold us back from embracing a smart energy future. We deliver tailored solutions for our members, delivering practical help to meet our members’ individual needs.
With the world’s best renewable energy resources, and innovative people and businesses, Australia has the opportunity to be a smart energy leader.
Join us in putting energy into action.
Driving a faster and fairer transition to clean energy ...
Community Power Agency is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers and champions community involvement in the shift to clean energy.
Community Power Agency works across three key pillars: firstly, collaboration with communities, offering support through workshops, mentoring, and resources to help them deliver their own clean energy projects and engage with larger-scale projects.
Secondly, engaging with industry by creating guides, conducting research, and training renewable energy developers to enhance community engagement, benefit sharing, and local procurement in renewable energy projects.
Lastly, working with all levels of government, advocating for improved renewable energy policies and programs through providing advice and lobbying.
Throughout these areas, Community Power Agency aims to innovate new models, policies, and practices to achieve a fair and fast transition.
Electrifying Everything ...
Rewiring Australia is a non-profit, independent, non-partisan organisation dedicated to representing the people, households and communities in the energy system. We empirically demonstrate and communicate the cost savings, emissions reductions, and energy system benefits of electrification.
We deliver practical climate progress by working with government, industry, and communities to electrify everything in four core areas:
- Education & communications: We want to make it easy for homes to understand the economic, health and environmental benefits of electrification and why they should make the switch.
- Advocacy: We engage directly with all levels of government, members of parliament, industry and regulatory bodies to advocate for reform to the energy system to support rapid decarbonisation through electrification. This includes supporting homes and businesses to electrify and shift to clean energy.
- Data driven research: We bring together data from a diverse range of areas including detailed energy flows, economic, demographic and emissions data to build the case (and narrative) for electrification.
- Deployment of electrification: We work to support electrification happening right now.
Connecting to compelling yarns, trusted voices and fresh opinion ...
The Climate Media Centre is a not-for-profit PR agency and spokesperson bureau that connects the media with stories that matter from real people on the ground in Australia experiencing climate change. The CMC supports and advises its spokespeople and the climate movement on media strategy, tactics, messaging and more. The CMC localises and personalises climate change impacts and solutions for Australians.
The 2024 Congress will provide a valuable opportunity for organisations to be part of the acceleration to renewable energy at the all-important community scale and build a profile with communities around Australia. If you would like to partner with us, please reach out to our Congress Organiser, Juliette Milbank at firstname.lastname@example.org.