Totally Renewable Yackandandah

A 100% volunteer run community group with the lofty goal of powering this small Victorian town with 100% renewable energy, giving resilience, savings, lower emissions and showing that it can be done.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Totally Renewable Yackandandah gathers in the narrow wooded valley alongside the Yackandandah and Commissioners Creeks. We meet among the grassy dry forests and woodlands that clothe the northern Victorian flanks of the Great Dividing Range.

Watts Happening

TRY partners with the local community and relevant organisations to inspire projects that transition Yackandandah to clean, local sources of energy.

After a huge 18 months, including pandemic disruptions and major projects, we’ve just updated our website. It’s the result of months of work around everything else in our volunteers’ lives. We hope you like the new look and the ability to more easily see what we’re doing. Keep watching this space!

You can discover the latest news, musings and case studies via the links below.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Totally Renewable Yackandandah gathers in the narrow wooded valley alongside the Yackandandah and Commissioners Creeks. We meet among the grassy dry forests and woodlands that clothe the northern Victorian flanks of the Great Dividing Range.

Watts Happening

TRY partners with the local community and relevant organisations to inspire projects that transition Yackandandah to clean, local sources of energy.

After a huge 18 months, including pandemic disruptions and major projects, we’ve just updated our website. It’s the result of months of work around everything else in our volunteers’ lives. We hope you like the new look and the ability to more easily see what we’re doing. Keep watching this space!

You can discover the latest news, musings and case studies via the links below.

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Discover the latest news

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Read thoughts about the journey

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See how locals have transitioned with renewable energy – COMING SOON!

100% Feasibility Study

We’re working out the best way to power Yackandandah with 100% renewable energy using our minigrid and a mix of tailor-made renewable energy generation and storage for our town. Read more about the feasibility study here…

Yack01 Community Battery

With donations and government funding, TRY and Indigo Power are installing a behind-the-meter community-scale battery at the site of the old Yackandandah sawmill. Find out about the battery here…

Community VPP

We have a network of community buildings with solar systems and some with batteries contributing energy to our minigrid and saving running costs for community groups. Check out the VPP here…