Repower Coffs is the community energy group for the Coffs Harbour region of NSW, Australia. It was initiated by Coffs Coast Climate Action Group in early 2015, as a way to involve our community in the transition to renewable energy and take positive, tangible action on climate change, as well as supporting regional development. While we are motivated by the urgent need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, we also see opportunities for the Coffs Coast in community renewable energy. As the old model of centralised energy production through large coal plants, distributed through the grid, begins to break down, and we move towards a cleaner, decentralised electricity system, communities like ours can benefit – through sustainable jobs, increased energy security, more affordable electricity and stimulating our local economy. We want to empower our community to build a sustainable future.
Anyone can join our community association. We welcome all involvement or support. Contact us for more details.
Objectives of Repower Coffs Community Association Incorporated are to
Our first project
Repower Coffs has received funding from the NSW Government as part of the Office of Environment and Heritage Growing Community Energy Program to support our first project, which will develop a community business model to install rooftop solar and implement energy efficiency measures for the benefit of tenants in low income rental housing in the Coffs Harbour area. This is a pilot community energy project, bringing together partners including not-for-profit housing cooperative Community Housing Limited, Coffs Harbour City Council and research students from University of Queensland.
The project will increase the uptake of rooftop solar and reduce power bills for low-income households, whilst also reducing carbon emissions.
Repower Coffs Community Association Inc. Committee Members
Convenor – Liisa Rusanen
Treasurer – Catie Dale
Secretary – Susan Doyle
General Committee Members: Tony Johnson, John Mandile
September 29, 2016We are delighted that Coffs Harbour will be hosting this year's North Coast Energy Forum on Friday 25 November at the Showground. The 2016 theme is "The local energy revolution: Solar plus batteries p