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New England North West locals to hear about making job opportunities from the region’s renewable projects

Community Power Agency and Local Jobs - New England North West 2 mins read

April 17 2024

The Community Power Agency will be co-presenting on clean jobs in renewable energy at the Renewable Manilla Festival (near Tamworth) this Friday April 19th. 

Community Power Agency’s Regional Coordinator Heidi McElnea said the interactive presentation would explain the job opportunities and economic possibilities that are in the pipeline for New England North West.

“With between 30 and 50 renewable energy projects across the region in the stages of planning and construction, there’s potential to get involved, to develop skills and qualifications, to shift across from other industries, and to kick start new careers and business ventures,” Ms McElnea said.

The session’s co-presenter is Sewa Emojong from Local Jobs - New England North West.

“These jobs are not going to be handed to us,” said Ms Emojong. 

“In this session, we will be challenging participants to consider how they may seize the opportunities available!”

The Community Power Agency, Local Jobs NENW and Geni.Energy will also run a pop up stall amongst the yoga, craft workshops, movies and other activities at the Renewable Manilla Festival, which runs Friday April 19 to Saturday April 20 2024. 

The Renewable Manilla Festival is run by community group Manilla Community Renewable Energy (MCRE). The group has a vision to build a community-owned 5 megawatt solar and battery system. The festival aims to build education and community knowledge of community owned energy projects.

Community Power Agency Regional Coordinator Heidi McElnea is available for interviews this week and at the festival.  0420 514 653


WHAT: Presentation on jobs and supporting communities to get the most out of renewable energy projects in the New England North West region. 

WHEN: Friday April 19 1:30 - 2:30 pm

WHERE: Renewable Manilla Festival, Manilla Small Town Hall


About us:

Background: The presentation is supported by the Clean Jobs Alliance. The Clean Jobs Alliance was formed by the coming together of three groups – Geni.Energy, Community Power Agency and Local Jobs - New England North West. With vision, creativity and determination, we aim to work alongside our local communities for better outcomes in changing times.  

Contact details:

Community Power Agency Regional Coordinator Heidi McElnea  0420 514 653

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