The Community Grid Project is a partnership between electricity network provider United Energy, the Mornington Peninsula Shire and technology company GreenSync and is supported by the Victorian Government’s New Energy Jobs Fund.
United Energy (UE) distributes electricity to more than 660,000 customers across east and south east Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. UE is so much more than a poles and wires company. UE continuously innovates to provide customers access to the best technology and the most advanced network, with a priority on efficiency by meeting current and future requirements.
GreenSync is an Australian technology company that uses smart software control to optimise the use of energy resources in electricity markets. GreenSync partners with energy utilities, retailers, new energy service providers and technology vendors to deliver sustainable technology solutions that manage peak demand, help integrate more renewables into grids and optimise the use of existing infrastructure.
The Mornington Peninsula Shire is responsible for more than 100 services from family and children’s services, traffic regulation, open space, youth facilities, waste management and community building; to matters concerning business development, planning for appropriate development and ensuring accountability for Council’s budget. This broad range of community services and infrastructure for residents supports the wellbeing and prosperity of our community.
The Victorian Government's $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF) supports Victorian-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs, increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive innovation in new energy technologies. The New Energy Jobs Fund is helping to support the Mornington Peninsula Community Grids Project.
Flex designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With more than 200,000 professionals working across 30 countries, Flex is one of the world’s biggest providers of innovative design, engineering and manufacturing services.
In Australia, Flex’s team has been paving the way for renewable energy since 2006 and has installed over 23,000 solar and battery storage systems helping thousands of Australians save on electricity bills.