To build an energy transformation that works for everyone, we need renewable energy developers who know how to work well with communities.
It’s crucial that developers have the skills to sensitively manage community concerns, and to deliver better community engagement and benefit sharing strategies.
We also need to empower communities to express their concerns and advocate for better outcomes on projects.
The Community Power Agency is running a Socially Responsible Renewable Energy Development Short Course starting next month.
The eight-week online course via Griffith University will cover renewable energy best-practice community engagement and benefit sharing concepts and methods.
It will help any community member who wants to be better equipped to advocate for their community around renewable energy developments.
For industry, it’s not just for renewable energy developers – if you’re in a community engagement, project development or project management role in renewable energy, or are a renewable energy advocate or policy maker, this course will be beneficial.
To broaden access to this valuable course, RE-Alliance is offering three scholarship places.
These places are designed for individuals or organisations who want to learn how to better engage with developers and negotiate good outcomes for their community from a project and need financial assistance to undertake the course. We prioritise First Nations individuals or organisations for these places.
The Community Power Agency is a not-for-profit organisation that works to achieve a faster and fairer transition to clean energy that benefits all Australians. This is the third time running their Socially Responsible Renewable Energy Development Short Course, following excellent feedback from previous course participants.
- 8 week course, 2 hour session once a week on Thursdays
- 13 October - 1 December 2022
- Online course via Griffith University
- $1,600 full fee; $1,200 community/not-for-profit rate; $700 scholarship place offered by RE-Alliance
Each week, you’ll hear from industry-leading guest speakers and cover a new topic from the industry and wider sector. Topics include developing effective community engagement plans and evaluation methods, engaging with Indigenous communities, and benefit sharing concepts and options.
Renewable energy development is happening rapidly, and we need community considerations and effective community engagement and benefit sharing strategies to be incorporated into it.
The Community Power Agency’s Socially Responsible Renewable Energy Development Short Course will build necessary skills that will help us to move swiftly to a net-zero future that can deliver benefits for us all.