Monash University – Active Energy Precincts Project

Monash University in partnership with Birdwood Energy, the Surf Coast Energy Group and the Surf Coast Shire Council are conducting a feasibility study on the potential for microgrid solutions in Lorne and north Torquay.  Microgrids can consist of solar and battery systems distributed through communities, connected by software and commercial arrangements. They can potentially improve energy reliability and renewable energy generation/storage opportunities.

See the project fact sheet for more information.

Are you interested in being part of a more resilient and renewable local energy grid?

 If you’re in Lorne or north Torquay, you can participate in the feasibility study.

Take our short survey to help us better understand local interest and needs – and go into the draw to win a local hamper.

Complete the survey here

For more info email the Monash University project team at or call Karen Weaver on 0413 969 786