Is this a sign of the future? Of a new business model for utilities? Victorian network operator Powercor has signed a landmark agreement with a community group in the regional town of Newstead to support its transition to 100 per cent renewable, locally generated energy. Story by Reneweconomy

Renewable Energy Microgrids are the future of energy supply for Australian communities, be they greenfield housing developments or regional towns. Powered by solar and supported with battery storage, find out why the microgrids are compelling.

"When it comes to passion and expertise on all things sustainable energy, these guys have it in spades." Brendan Condon, Project Director, "The Cape" (Australia's first zero emission housing development)