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Community Power Program discontinued: Other Options

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on May 6th, 2010

Source: Moreland Energy Foundation


Community Power was a partnership program of Darebin, Whitehorse and Moreland City Councils and MEFL aiming to increase the uptake of GreenPower in the community.  The program, which ran from 2002 to 2010, assisted local households and businesses to take action on climate change by switching to GreenPower products endorsed by Community Power.

The GreenPower market has matured and grown since the inception of Community Power and there are now a large number of different offers available to the community.  As a result, recently we have found the low number of new households signing up to Community Power offers has not warranted the resources invested by the partner organisations.

For this reason, in March 2010, Moreland Energy Foundation and partners resolved to discontinue the Community Power program.  Residents who have signed up with a Community Power Energy Plan will not be affected by the finalisation of the program; their Energy Plan will remain valid.

If you would like to find out about some of the best GreenPower offers available to you, we encourage you to take a look at the Green Electricity Watch website, which rates accredited GreenPower products so you can make an informed choice.