After the 2019/2020 bushfires there was huge interest in exploring ways in which communities could be more resilient in future extreme weather events, as the impacts of climate change become more ferocious and frequent.

Indigo Power were successful in obtaining funding from the bushfire recovery offerings to investigate and create steps towards micro grids in the Upper Murray. This saw them installing several energy hubs on targeted community buildings and businesses such as, sporting clubs, community halls, the pharmacy, the hospitals etc. Places that hold great meaning to the community, a place of support, last resort, supplies, treatment, important places to the community’s fabric and operation.

The Energy Hub predominantly saw installations of solar power and batteries, however, some included generators or generator switches (where a generator can be plugged in if the need arises), and upgrading to a more efficient hot water system (Reclaim Heat Pumps).