STATEMENT

Federation Chamber

Indi has for many years been a leader in renewable energy. This month that leadership continues with the recent launch of Australia’s first community owned renewable energy retailer, Indigo Power.

As a retailer, Indigo Power allows everyday people to sign up to buy affordable, locally generated renewable energy, enabling our ever-growing network of solar and batteries in the north-east to share power seamlessly across the region. It means renewable energy is transferred from where it’s made to where it’s needed.

Starting 12 March, Indigo Power isholding 14 community events across Indi to explain how it works and is inviting people to sign up for cheaper, cleaner power through community energy hubs. I encourage everyone in Indi – from Wodonga to Corryong, from Euroa to Alexandra – to head down and hear them out.

I congratulate the Indigo Power board and Ben McGowan, Cam Klose, Lysander Tyrrell and the rest of the team from Indigo Power for leading the nation on this. The dynamic economy of Australia’s future is here, and it’s being built in those parts of regional Australia with the vision and the grit to make it happen.

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