Original Power is a key initiator of the First Nations Clean Energy Network, as well as working on solar demonstration projects in the Northern Territory.
We aim to harness the transformative potential of the clean energy transition in our regions. We are also working to develop projects and policies that overcome the structural barriers locking our communities out of the benefits of lower cost, clean energy.
The First Nations Clean Energy Network, launched in November 2021, is designed to ensure the transition occurs in partnership with our communities, sharing its jobs and economic benefits, protecting sacred sites and respecting native title.
The Network will support First Nations communities and business enterprises to manage clean energy projects, from small community projects to large-scale, export focussed initiatives.
We are auspicing the network for the first 12 months. Our partners include the National Native Title Council, Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation, ACTU, ETU and MUA, Smart Energy Council, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at ANU, Clean Energy Council, Renewable Energy Alliance, Impact Investment Partners, Community Power Agency, Lowitja Institute, Climate Council, and many others.
Executive Director of Original Power, Karrina Nolan, says,
"The Network will ensure First Nations people are key players in Australia’s clean energy revolution. We’re ready to partner with governments and industry to develop clean energy projects that will deliver benefits for all Australians.
"We’ll provide the networks, training and resources so we sit powerfully at the table and negotiate just benefits for our communities, while helping to address climate change.
“The Network will support local First Nations communities experiencing extreme temperatures and expensive, unreliable power, to install clean energy projects.”
Join the network and keep in touch for regular updates on its progress.