Edit: Updated 18/7/21 to better define ‘behind-the-meter’! After two years of planning, fundraising, and implementation, TRY and Indigo Power have completed their first community battery, Yack01. The 274 kWh battery … Continue reading Community battery launch
TRY was in Australia’s capital on Monday when our independent member for Indi, Dr Helen Haines MP, tabled a new bill to to enact The Local Power Plan. The Plan … Continue reading Landmark bill tabled in parliament
TRY is thrilled with the partnerships we have nurtured on our mission and a good example is our relationship with the CFA. It took a few years of discussions and … Continue reading Working with the CFA
After a year unlike any other, we gathered in the Osbornes Flat Hall on December 16 for our last committee meeting. As we set up a projector screen and put … Continue reading Sustainability award winners!
Our 100% Feasibility Study is considering what it will take to get Yack to 100% renewables and the best mix of options to do so. It’s a big task, but … Continue reading What is 100% and how do we get there…
TRY was started in 2014, and gosh, after the events of 2020 how far away does that seem? Six years of of concerted, determined effort, many long days, scores of … Continue reading Blog: How far have we come?
With the intensity of pandemic restrictions, home schooling and the chaos of border closure effects, a couple of achievements almost slipped by unnoticed. TRY’s Chairperson, cofounder and long-time renewable energy … Continue reading A local hero and finalists for a sustainability award
TRY’s Annual General Meeting was held on the 21 October via an online forum, as was appropriate for the strange year that 2020 has been. It was kept short and … Continue reading 2020 AGM Round Up
TRY has been one of many community groups contributing to a detailed plan for bringing renewable energy benefits to regional and rural areas. The article below appeared in the October/November … Continue reading A Local Power Plan for the regions
TRY and Indigo Power were on the PRIME7 News with the announcement of grant funding from the Victorian Government for our first community-scale battery storage facility, Yack01. We were very … Continue reading Supersizing a community battery
The 2020 TRY Inc. AGM will be held onWednesday, October 21st, at 7.30pm [Edit: The AGM Agenda is available here] This will be an on-line meeting, via Zoom, in line … Continue reading 2020 Annual General Meeting
Matthew Charles-Jones, TRY Chairperson, was recently interviewed for an article on three Victorian community’s efforts to power up in different ways: the communities were Yackandandah, Hepburn Shire, Preston in Melbourne, … Continue reading RACV’s People Power
TRY’s chair Matt Charles-Jones was a guest on ABC Radio Melbourne’s The Conversation Hour yesterday, discussing grid reliability and energy options with Warwick Long. He appeared alongside Tony Wood (Grattan … Continue reading Looking at reliability
Great excitement today as TRY was successful with a grant application to the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund, setting us up for determining the best community-scale generation and storage … Continue reading Community-scale pumped hydro & battery storage
Kim McConchie is the TRY secretary, has a degree in Applied Science in chemistry, and used to drive one of the very first electric vehicles in the 1980’s (his employer, … Continue reading Blog: Member profile, Kim McConchie
Matt Grogan reflects on the challenges and opportunities that face regional communities in the wake of a fiery summer. This summer’s devastating bushfires show us once again that regional communities … Continue reading Blog: The power to rebuild