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EARTHCHAT: The Euroa Microgrid Demonstration Initiative

Updated: Feb 19, 2022

18 & 19 February 2022:

Our Strathbogie Shire neighbours, Shirley Saywell and Kate Auty will discuss the exciting Euroa Microgrid Demonstration Initiative which now delivers clean energy to six businesses, five of which are operating battery technology.

They will tell us about how they renegotiated a grant to deliver a solar array to tenants in apartments in Euroa’s main street.

And great news that the Avenel community is also on a clean energy pathway. Jim Billings will talk about that work at their town hall meeting this weekend, on 20 February.

Indigo Power will also dial in to discuss retailing renewables in the north east.

EarthChat on 103.9 Seymour FM on Friday at 10am, repeated on Saturday at 8am.

Listen up and get fired up

Shirley Saywell is the co-owner/operator of a logistics business in Euroa which operates throughout Victoria. She has been involved in many environmental campaigns in Euroa, the Shire of Strathbogie and across Victoria. Her commitment is to energy equity, clean energy, biodiversity, township design and greening, better science communication, and community and government collaborations.

Kate Auty is the chair of the Victorian EPA Governing Board, and on the editorial board of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (where Columbia University is the lead agent). She continues as a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Dr Kate Auty’s legal training has seen her working across the country tackling challenging subjects. Now based in Euroa, her days are filled with driving community sustainability initiatives, and mentoring the next generation of leaders.

Tune in to BEAM's radio program EarthChat each Friday on Seymour FM at 10am or to the repeat on Saturday at 8am.

Time to tune in, listen up and get active EarthChatters!

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