National Community Energy Strategy – FULL VERSION (52 Pages)

National Community Energy Strategy – SUMMARY VERSION (FOR PRINT)

National Community Energy Strategy – SUMMARY VERSION (FOR SCREEN)


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 that can also be found at

  • 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.