Public to decide name of community energy retailer
A LOCALLY owned community energy retailer is calling on the public to help choose a name. The community energy retailer project was born from Yackandandah’s goal to be powered 100 per cent by renewable energy by 2022.
It will allow residents to share solar power between themselves and will facilitate the development of more community renewable energy across the region.
More than 600 people across the region have signed up to the retailer after the Community Energy Roadshow travelled across the North East two weeks ago.
“The local community energy retailer needs a name and who better to choose it than the people of North East Victoria,” project manager Ben McGowan said.
“Partner groups of the community energy retailer project have helped us hone down five names, which attempt to evoke different aspects of our region.
“Whether local geographical icons, like the Murray River or the mighty Mount Bogong, or endemic trees like the sweet smelling Peppermint Gum, with another option that references the community spirit of the project.
“We are calling on everyone to visit the website and vote on a name.
“We will be a community owned and locally operated retailer, and we are giving our community a say right from the beginning.”
The five names included in the poll are Indigo Power, Peppermint Power, Indi Power, Common Power and Bogong Electricity.
Voting will close on Thursday, August 23 and the winning name will be announced early the following week.
To vote visit www.communityenergyretailer.com/name.