PLANS are afoot for Beechworth to be 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by the year 2030.
A combined event by Totally Renewable Beechworth (TRB) with Indigo Shire Council is hosting a drop-in educational energy marketplace, battery storage workshop and presentations on April 21 in Beechworth Soldiers’ Memorial Hall between 1pm and 4pm.
The event follows a recommendation from local residents and business people who attended TRB’s inaugural community engagement meeting for information on topics of interest expressed at that time.
The council-supported meeting was held earlier this year.
Indigo’s battery storage workshop – an educational project offered on the day – is the first part of a project series funded with $45,000 from the Victorian Government Climate Change innovation grants scheme and an additional council contribution worth $5000.
The government supports innovative projects and local action on climate change in its bid to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Victoria.
TRB member Bev Smith said industry and local technology professionals, energy suppliers and energy advocates are to be at the event to talk about solar panels, battery storage, technology and sustainability.