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RP3023: Community Power: Understanding the contribution of community-owned renewable energy to regional development

Project leader name: 
Prof. Bronwen Morgan, UNSW
Project status: 
Current
Project period: 
07/2014 to 07/2016

This project explores community-owned renewable energy projects to understand their social, economic and environmental impacts and dynamics. This includes gaining insight into the drivers, benefits and challenges for communities to participate in renewable energy in regional areas (including end-of-grid and off-grid locations). It will explore how such efforts are realised on the ground (via legal structures, economic arrangements and community engagement practices) and their impacts on host communities.

Research outcomes will be of use to partners including the NSW Office of Environmental and Heritage and Suntech, as well as more generally to policy makers, local councils, renewable energy developers, ENGOs, regional development organisations and community groups.

Publications related to this project

CRCLCL Project Posters
Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2016 - Jarra Hicks Community power: Understanding the contribution of community-owned renewable energy to small regional communities
CRCLCL Project Posters

Student poster - Participants Annual Forum 2015, Jarra Hicks

Community-owned renewable energy (core): A unique opportunity for regional communities?
CRCLCL Project Posters

Research Snapshot A3 size poster from Participants Annual Forum 2014

CRCLCL Project Posters

Student Poster - Participants Annual Forum 2014, Jarra Hicks - Size A2