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There is a real opportunity for Gippslanders to help to shape the development of new energy in our region. Knowledge about what these developments mean and being clear about our priorities, sensitivities and aspirations as a region will help our response. 

There are many ways in which individuals, communities and organisations can get involved in shaping Gippsland’s New Energy future. Learn, have your say, attend an event, join a community energy group and more. Check below for current engagement opportunities.

Roundtable: Transmission Lines - 9 November, Flynn Community Hall

VicGrid is coordinating transmission for offshore wind in Gippsland. Learn more at a roundtable discussion at the Flynn Community Hall 4:30pm – 6:30pm 9 November 2023. Numbers are limited, so please book your spot now: https://flynn-community-roundtable-NOV233.eventbrite.com.au or phone VicGrid on 1800 418 341 to register.

Engagement Opportunities

Gippsland Skies Community Drop-in Sessions

Gippsland Skies Community Drop-in Sessions

Gippsland Skies has been granted a feasibility licence to start investigations for a 2.5GW offshore wind project around 30km off the south coast of Gippsland. Gippsland Skies is jointly owned by a consortium of Australian and international companies comprising; Mainstream Renewable Power, Reventus Power Limited, AGL Energy and DIRECT Infrastructure.

Gippsland Skies has extended an invitation to the Gippsland community to attend drop-in sessions to speak to their team and learn about the project.

  • Fish Creek Memorial Hall Thurs 18 July, 11am-2pm & 5pm-8pm
  • Sandy Point Community Centre Fri 19 July, 11am-2pm
  • Foster War Memorial Art Centre Sat July 8am-1pm
  • Yarram Regional Theatre Mon 22 July, 11am-2pm & 5pm-8pm
  • Seaspray Public Hall Tue 23 July, 11am-2pm

 


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GNEC24 Tickets on Sale

GNEC24 Tickets on Sale

It is time to reserve yourself a seat at the next Gippsland New Energy Conference September 3-4 at the Gippsland Performing Arts Centre, Traralgon.

The three-day event will focus on local actions being undertaken with global insight as Gippsland navigates our transition to renewable energy.

Over 60 sessions and 120 international and local specialists. Sessions will cover the latest wind, solar, battery, hydrogen, and geothermal technology updates. Themes around supply chain procurement, skills, infrastructure, and manufacturing opportunities will be showcased, with additional discussions on community energy resilience and engaging with Traditional Owners.

To enable a broad range of participants multiple ticket pricing options are available.


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CarbonNet Community Drop-in Sessions

CarbonNet Community Drop-in Sessions

CarbonNet is extending an invitation to Gippsland communities to various drop-in sessions across Gippsland, commencing Saturday 13 July 2024.

The project aims to provide an opportunity for people to drop-in and have a chat about the CarbonNet proposed pipeline corridor and upcoming EES/EIS submissions.

Members of the CarbonNet team will be at:

  • Golden Beach Community Centre Saturday 13 July 10am to 1pm
  • Flynn Community Hall Tuesday 16 July 10am – 12 midday & 5pm -7pm
  • Port of Sale, Carang Carang Room Wednesday 17 July 10am – 4pm
  • Rosedale Neighbourhood House Thursday 18 July 2pm -4pm
  • Online – see website Friday 19 July 10am -12 midday Register for online.

 


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Wind Turbine Visualisation

Wind Turbine Visualisation

What might an offshore wind farm look like off the coast of Gippsland?

Link to interactive Gippsland beach view.

Wind turbine visualisations are digital images that illustrate how wind farms might appear to the eye when looking out to sea from certain points on the coastline.

The Gippsland offshore wind declared area begins at least 10km from shore, in waters governed by the Australian Government.

To understand what wind turbines off the coast of Gippsland might look like, we have developed a series of interactive images of offshore wind turbines seen from two popular locations, Golden Beach and Woodside Beach, at three different distances from shore – 10km, 30km, and 60km.

Details from Vic Gov Energy, Environment & Climate Action. 


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VicGrid Offshore Wind Transmission Map

VicGrid Offshore Wind Transmission Map

VicGrid has provided the community with an interactive map to explore the proposed transmission route. 

The proposed transmission technology is a double circuit 330 kilovolts (kV) or 500 kV overhead transmission line. Further detailed analysis is needed to determine whether 330 kV or 500 kV is the best solution.

Offshore wind is set to play a key role in powering Victoria as coal-fired power stations retire.
This transmission infrastructure will support the state’s first offshore wind target of 2 gigawatts (GW) by 2032, enough to power 1.5 million homes.

Offshore wind energy connections to the VicGrid connection hub are subject to the outcome of the feasibility licence process which is still underway.

Explore the map of the study area by click Learn More.


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VicGrid Offshore Wind Transmission Study

VicGrid Offshore Wind Transmission Study

Transmission is a crucial component of the renewable and new energy transition not only for Gippsland but for all of Victoria.  VicGrid recently released a very important report on the study area for a new transmission line that will connect offshore wind energy to Victoria’s energy grid.

To learn more about the study area and next steps visit Click Learn More. 


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What's On Form

A map of Gippsland showing renewable energy projects that community groups are activating and celebrating.

Image credit: Angharad Neal Williams and Gippsland Social Enterprise Collective.

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