B R A C E
Barwon Region Alliance for Community Energy
About us
Barwon Region Alliance for Community Energy (BRACE) is a network of community energy groups in the Barwon South West region of Victoria, Australia whose purpose is to facilitate cooperation and collaboration among its members to support a wide range of local community energy initiatives.
our activities
Supporting a national campaign to establish 50 Community Power Hubs across the country.

Establishing a Community Power Hub in the Barwon South West region of Victoria.

Community Power Hubs support local communities in the development of low carbon energy solutions, including energy efficiency upgrades and community owned renewable energy generation and storage facilities.


our PROGRESS
In April 2017, Sustainability Victoria launched a two-year pilot program to support three Community Power Hubs in Victoria (Ballarat, Bendigo and Latrobe Valley).

In September 2018, BRACE engaged with Mondo Power and Deakin University to launch the idea of establishing a Community Power Hub in the Barwon region.

In March 2019, Federal ALP pledged to establish a
Community Power Hub in the Barwon South West Region.

In September 2020, Helen Haines MP's Local Power Plan proposed two Community Power Hubs in the Barwon South West region (one in Geelong, one in Warrnambool).

In November 2020, the final report of the Inquiry into Tackling Climate Change in Victorian Communities recommended that the State Government extend and expand SV's Community Power Hub pilot program.

In November 2020, the Victorian Budget made provision to establish Community Power Hubs in regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne.
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