From second left: Matthew Charles-Jones (Community Engagement, Mondo), Nino Ficca (MD, AusNet Services), Cathy McGown (former independent MP, Indi Shire), Chad Hymas (EGM Mondo)
The ballroom at Sydney’s International Convention Centre sparkled, some 800+ guests were primed at the Mondo-sponsored networking drinks, and the energy (pun intended!) was palpable. Last night, the Clean Energy Council hosted the prestigious Clean Energy Council Awards.
Hosted annually at the NAB Gala Dinner, the awards celebrate business leaders in the areas of innovation, community engagement, and marketing and communication.
It turned out to be a special night for the Mondo team – winning the Community Engagement Award for our community energy projects with the TRY group in Yackandandah, and other projects in the broader Hume region.
Up against strong project submissions from Beon Energy Solutions and Horizon Power, no one was sure where the chips would fall, but at the key moment a few faces lit up, including Chad Hymas (EGM, Mondo), Nino Ficca (MD, AusNet Services), Matthew Charles-Jones (Community Engagement, Mondo), and Cathy McGowan (former independent MP, Indi Shire) who accepted the award on behalf of Mondo.
Congratulations to the entire Mondo team and the community of Yackandandah!
About the award-winning project
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
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.”