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.