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Community Meeting: Saturday 5 March

Please join us on Zoom for our first community consultation meeting for the Renewable Cobargo microgrid project! We were hoping that this meeting could be conducted face to face but even though the NSW Covid restrictions have been lifted there’s no suitable community space available to us on that weekend.

We will organise another meeting, live and in person, as quickly as we can. In the meantime, if you know people who are not comfortable with the Zoom format let us know and we’ll get in touch with them direct to explain what we are doing, after the meeting.

Where: Zoom

When: Saturday 5th March, 2:30 – 4pm

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xOAlycLfTfWS_CsAOqnGoA

This is possibly the first time that many people are hearing about the Cobargo microgrid project, so we’ll introduce our community group, explain how we came together and how a microgrid can help the village. We’ll outline why Cobargo and surrounding townships, including Quaama and Bermagui, are vulnerable to grid outages. We will discuss how a grid-connected village microgrid powered by solar, battery and backup generators could provide a practical solution to help address future threats and be a part of the global transition to renewables. We have invited our project partner, ITP, to introduce themselves and provide some technical details about how the microgrid could work for Cobargo.

Many of the big design questions – the size of the solar and battery system, what area it would cover, how it would be owned and operated – need active community input, discussion and involvement. We are not making decisions for the village. We need your input and feedback on the thinking we have done so far. There will be an extensive Question and Answer session where you can ask whatever you like of the committee and about the project. All questions will be visible to everyone and will be answered either on the day or posted here on the website afterwards if we run out of time. It is also possible to pre-submit questions using the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll try to get to as many of these on the day as possible.

Use the registration link above to attend the meeting live. Once you register you will receive a link to join the meeting on the day, and a reminder before it starts.

If you can’t make the meeting, don’t worry – we’ll be recording it so you can watch it back later. We’ll also be saving all the questions which come in and posting them on the website with their answers.

Hope to see you there!

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Published by Matt

I am an electrical engineer with a focus on test automation, data analysis and semiconductor device design, with a physics background, gradutating with a bachelor of science from UNSW in 2010. I have an interst in a number of areas including programming, electronics, beer brewing, renewable energy.