Power and Water's Solar SETuP team heads to Ramingining22 November 2016
The next stage of the Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP) is underway with Power and Water’s community engagement consultants travelling to Ramingining last week to inform the community about the hybrid solar diesel system and SETuP’s capital works schedule.
Three indigenous consultants, including Chris Long, joined SETuP’s Community Engagement Manager Chantal Bramley at Ramingining High School where they visited each classroom to explain to students what they could expect from the new facility.
Ramingining Primary School held an assembly and students listened to a bilingual presentation. Many of the students asked questions in Yolngu Matha and the consultants drew an interesting analogy about the ‘generation’ of power and the next generation of emerging leaders in Ramingining.
Posters demonstrating diesel savings and community benefits were displayed at prominent locations within the community including the store, the Regional Council and the clinic, which drew immediate attention from locals.
The Solar SETuP site in Ramingining has been cleared and fenced with the construction of the solar array in its early stages. On completion, the site will house 1,550 solar panels contributing 500kW and saving 7060 jerry cans of diesel each year. The Ramingining SETuP site is expected to be commissioned in early 2017.
Go to the Solar SETuP page for more information.
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