Enova Community’s Social Projects

Enova Community, the not-for-profit arm of Enova has been set up with the primary aim of enabling access to renewable energy for everyone.

It also aims to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption.

Enova’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative will to help kick start the development of new community renewable energy projects, both large and small, with priority for Northern Rivers-based projects. Enova will purchase power from community renewable generation projects to help make them more financially viable, and to create a pathway to transition our local customer base onto community generated clean energy supply.

How you can help

The Australian renewable energy industry desperately needs a boost, which is why the Enova Renewable Development Initiative is a critical element of our charter. Customers can contribute to the initiative by forgoing their pay on time discount. Business can also contribute $5 per week.  The money raised will be audited and reported annually.

Partner with us

Enova will soon be calling for expressions of interest for the supply of renewable energy to meet our customers’ needs. This program is another first for Enova and the region.  Not only is Enova Australia’s first community owned electricity retailer but we’re also providing a creative way to initiate community renewable energy projects.

Do you have a project that needs support?

From time to time Enova will support worthy social projects. We have a full set of criteria for projects that we will undertake for consideration of funding. You can read the criteria here, and make submissions here. We are also more than happy to lend our skills and experience where possible. Contact us for more information.

 

Read on to hear more about projects underway… 

Projects in the pipeline

Our community benefit projects will find innovative ways to reduce the energy costs of low-income households and community organisations, while also boosting the supply of renewable energy use.

We have a few projects planned so far…

First Project commenced – RED Inc

We plan to install solar panels for a centre for young people with disabilities using the assistance of philanthropic co-funding and/or crowd funding.

Enova Community’s first social benefit project is now underway with RED Inc., established 30 years ago and a much loved disability services provider in the Northern Rivers.  One of our volunteers helped get this underway, and Enova donors are contributing already.

Consider donating to a great cause to raise funds to enable RED Inc to become self sustainable through instalation of solar panels so they can generate their own electricity. Read more >

Projects in development

We are working with a social housing provider to install solar panels on the homes that they manage. Funding is being sought from the NSW government towards the costs and Summerland Credit Union will partner to provide low cost long term finance. Energy education provided by our Enova Energy Coaches in addition to the solar panels will reduce energy bills for these households. Enova Energy will buy back solar generated energy at feed-in tariff rates and distribute it across our network of customers.

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