Community energy network to set up trading of electricity

The North East is a step closer to sourcing and selling its own energy, with the set-up of a community energy network.

Following on from Yackandanah’s pilot program involving a “mini-grid” of homes in the town, the network is setting up a system to allow other communities to generate electricity themselves using a solar and battery system.

Convener Cam Klose said having a community-owned business selling electricity to customers would prevent people having to rely on expensive energy from the grid.

Published in The Border Mail, 30th March, 2018