The North Coast Energy Forum was hosted  in Coffs Harbour on the 25th November 2016, continuing the tradition of holding each event in a different part of the North Coast.

For the fifth time since the first Forum in Bellingen in 2010, we will brought together decision-makers from government, business and the community to work on creating a sustainable energy system for our region.

The theme was “The local energy revolution: Solar plus batteries plus us”. We focused on how solar and batteries are revolutionising the energy system from a centralised to a localised model in which power returns to the people. The key questions we explored were: How can we, in the mid North Coast, play an active part in this shift? What are the opportunities for my local community, business or organisation?

Alongside the Forum we held a free battery expo with products from the main makers and local suppliers.

A huge thank you to everyone involved in the 2016 forum – the sponsors, speakers, organising committee, and of course all of you who attended.

Mark Byrne
Convenor, for the organising committee, North Coast Energy Forum

NCEF 2016 – Sponsors & Supporters

We are grateful to our sponsors and supporters, who allowed us to plan and host the forum this important event.

The NCEF 2016 Sponsors

Our supporters include:

The solar battery expo showcased the latest in battery storage : Redflow’s Z Cell, Tesla Powerwall Mark 2, Aquion, Enphase, LG Chem (in 3 sizes) as well as traditional lead acid, a first for the mid North Coast in showing so many battery types in the one spot.   “We were especially pleased to have experts on hand to explain the options to Forum attendees and the general public” said expo coordinator Vicki Brooke.  A steady flow of visitors viewed displays from Solar Depot Bellingen, Coffs Solar, Si Clean Energy, Light Touch Solar and Electrical from Lennox Head and Juno Energy from Byron.