Climate Summit for Local Government

Sept 6-8, 2023 | Melbourne


Member event

South Australian Renewables Road Trip

1 May 2019 - 3 May 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm

The Cities Power Partnership brought some of our member councils together for a South Australian Renewables Road Trip.

During the trip, our participants had the opportunity to see the energy transformation underway in South Australia and be inspired by tangible action as we visited large-scale renewable projects in and around Port Augusta, South Australia.

They also had access to learn from world-class climate and energy experts who shared their extensive knowledge to arm them with the ability to implement similar projects in their own areas.

Tour Highlights:

  • Discovered the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy and storage technology underway across Australia;
  • Experienced exclusive access to some of the nation’s most impressive large-scale wind and energy storage sites in and around Port Augusta, South Australia;
  • Met inspiring people, businesses and special guests responsible for driving the uptake of large-scale wind, solar and battery storage technologies;
  • Were guided by the Climate Council’s exclusive climate and energy experts ready to share their experience and insights into the sector;
  • Learned about the energy sector’s role in slashing the nation’s rising greenhouse gas pollution levels and how you can support climate solutions;
  • Shared the journey with council delegates from across Australia, each working to tackle climate change through local initiatives thanks to the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership (CPP) program.


The South Australia Renewables Bonanza highlighted a number of completed and under construction renewable energy and storage projects. Including:

  • The Big Blade
  • Snowtown Wind Farm 1
  • Snowtown Wind Farm 2
  • The Snowtown Substation
  • Bungala Solar Farm
  • Lincoln Gap Wind Farm and Battery (under construction)
  • Hornsdale Wind Farm
  • The Big Tesla Battery


Missed out on this event? Check out this video featuring trip highlights.


Jay Weatherill

Former Labor South Australian premier

Jay Weatherill served as the 45th Premier of South Australia from 2011 to 2018, establishing the state as the nation's clean energy leader, dramatically cutting the state's carbon emissions and opening new business opportunities.

Professor Lesley Hughes

Climate expert and Climate Councillor

Lesley is a Distinguished Professor of Biology and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity & Development) at Macquarie University. Her research has mainly focused on the impacts of climate change on species and ecosystems.

Professor Andrew Stock

Climate Councillor

Professor Andrew Stock brings over 40 years experience in senior management and executive roles in energy businesses. He is a present and past Director of numerous energy companies, a Board Member of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, and Chair of resources and energy Institute Advisory Boards at the University of Adelaide and University of Melbourne.

Louis Brailsford

Energy and Solutions Researcher, Climate Council

Louis is a researcher at the Climate Council specialising in energy solutions. Since joining the Climate Council in 2017, he has worked on reports on renewable energy and business, energy storage, coal power stations and federal and state energy policy.