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The Taggerty MicroGrid

On February 15, 2018 the Murrindindi Climate Network Inc. in partnership with the Taggerty Community Progress Group Inc. lodged an application for a grant under the Microgrid Demonstration Initiative (DELWP) of the Victorian government for the establishment of a community owned MicroGrid at Taggerty. On the 13th of March MCN was invited for an interview with DELWP grant officers and is now awaiting for a result to be announced during April. If successful, this demonstration project will be set up over the next 3-4 years and hopefully will serve as a template for other communities in the Murrindindi Shire and beyond.
With a number of public information sessions held in 2017 and early 2018, this project has sparked considerable interest from community. The list of questions and answers below provides a brief overview of the project and its main characteristics.

What is a MicroGrid?

What are the advantages of a MicroGrid to Local Residents?
Who is behind the Taggerty MicroGrid?
How will the project be funded?
When will the Taggerty MicroGrid go into operation?
Who can join the MicroGrid?
How can Taggerty residents get involved?
For questions contact:
Rita Seethaler, chair MCN (Email: rita.seethaler@tuti.com.au)