Our projects in the Hume region of Victoria have made it into the spotlight again!
We are proud to announce that Mondo is one of three finalists for the Community Engagement Award at the Clean Energy Council Awards 2019.
Pivoting on the 1GWh milestone reached in Yackandandah earlier this year, and additional projects in the Hume Region of Victoria, our submission focused on our commitment to long-term, practical, replicable, and customer-focused energy innovation.
The most progressed of these projects is in partnership with Totally Renewable Yackandandah in the township of Yackandandah, which achieved 1GWh of locally produced renewable energy on February 8th, 2019. This equates to:
- $160,000+ in community energy cost savings
- Approximately 25% of energy requirements sourced from the sun
- General solar installation density of 55%
- Saving 1112 metric tonnes of CO2-e
Infographic summarising Yackandandah’s journey towards 1Gwh
Other communities that Mondo has partnered with in north-east Victoria include, Benalla, Beechworth and Healesville. With each project, we learn how we can better support communities on their journey towards a renewable energy future.
Mondo Senior Marketing Manager, Rob Asseleman, said, “A key takeaway from our journey thus far, starting in Yackandandah and now flowing to other communities, is the effectiveness of our role as a partner. We focus on long-lasting relationships as opposed to small, individual projects, thus building a cleaner, more affordable, resilient and future-ready electricity supply for communities across Victoria.”
The two other finalists in the Community Engagement category are:
Beon Energy Solutions who implemented a strategic employment program for the Karadoc Solar Farm that provided work for more than 250 people from the local community, including recently arrived migrants, members of the local Aboriginal community, people with disabilities and people on community-based correction orders. Most of the workers and apprentices employed by Beon continue to work for the company or in the wider solar industry.
Horizon Power who developed the Solar Incentives Scheme to allow large remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia’s Kimberley region to install solar systems. The $1.07 million scheme has co-funded 900 kW of community-owned solar in eight remote Aboriginal communities, reducing their reliance on diesel fuel, electricity costs for community corporations and the cost of subsidising remote electricity services.
Winners are announced at the NAB Gala Dinner on 30 July 2019.
Click here to read the full Clean Energy Council finalist announcement.
Mondo is sponsoring the Clean Energy Summit in Sydney on the 30th and 31st of July. Register for the event and visit our stand to go in the draw to win a Quadcopter drone! Click here to enter.