Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne


Member event

Afternoon Tea Q&A: Energy Resilient Initiatives with Yarra Ranges Council VIC

11 May 2023
3:00pm - 3:30pm
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Join us for afternoon tea at 3pm AEST Thursday 11 May as we hear from the Yarra Ranges Council in VIC, about their push for energy resilience and the exciting initiatives to have sprung from that.

Yarra Ranges Council aims to reach net zero emissions by 2040, with priority actions listed in their Liveable Climate Action Plan. A portion of this work is focused on improving the energy resilience of their townships in the face of extreme weather after experiencing widespread power outages and related impacts after extreme storm events in June 2021. This work includes climate resilient building upgrades and microgrid feasibility studies in three townships across the Yarra Ranges in collaboration with Monash University’s Net Zero Initiative.

Come along to learn about:

  • The role of community led innovative renewable energy projects in adapting to extreme weather
  • The benefit of partnerships across industry and academia
  • The potential of localised energy grids (microgrids)
  • Our learnings from our first two microgrid feasibility studies in Healesville & Yarra Junction

Our Afternoon Tea Q&As run for half an hour, every second Thursday at 3pm AEST, where a speaker presents on a climate topic relevant to local government and then opens the floor for questions and discussion. Join us!

Contact [email protected] with any questions


Amy Gregorovich
Amy Gregorovich

Amy Gregorovich

Energy Resilient Communities Officer, Sustainable Environment & Facilities, Yarra Ranges Council

Amy Gregorovich works directly with community and stakeholders on a range of initiatives to encourage the uptake of renewable energy to both mitigate GHG emissions whilst preparing for power outages associated with extreme weather. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science & BA in Human Geography, recently completing Griffith University’s ‘Socially Responsible Renewable Energy Development’ short course.