Our community’s desire to reduce carbon emissions led to a 2010 Shire commitment to reduce carbon emissions from energy consumption by 20%. To achieve this, it was calculated we needed to establish a grid connected 10MW clean energy facility.
Augusta Margaret River Clean Community Energy Incorporated was established in May 2017 to bring this ambitious aim to fruition. AMRCCE will spearhead this multimillion dollar project to ensure it has a component of community ownership. Our vision is to use profits earned by the eventual facility to support ongoing community emissions reduction projects. We are aiming for an overall 20% emissions reduction through a decrease in consumption, increase in clean energy use, and other strategies that lower our carbon footprint.
Augusta Margaret River Clean Community Energy’s first step is to produce a bankable proposition to obtain the investment necessary to turn the dream of a renewables facility into reality. Preliminary modelling shows it is possible, and we are continually reviewing our assumptions, and updating our modelling, to ensure we are going in the right direction.
This is a mammoth task and a rigorous process, particularly as most of the work is being done pro bono.
We need all the community support we can muster to achieve it. Become a member today!