ENOVA: Founding partners Steve Harris, Alison Crook, Melissa Mac Court, Patrick Halliday.
ENOVA: Founding partners Steve Harris, Alison Crook, Melissa Mac Court, Patrick Halliday. Contributed

Renewable energy Christmas gift for the Northern Rivers

AUSTRALIA’S first community-owned energy retailer, Enova, hit a major milestone today by achieving its $3 million start-up capital, one day before deadline.

Enova Community Energy chief executive, Alison Crook, said it was a “very special Christmas gift” for the Northern Rivers.

“Enova Energy is well on its way now to making Australian history by being the first community owned electricity supplier,” she said.

“But there is still time to be a part of this important history - the final close is 5pm tomorrow.

“Every share purchased is important for Enova to have a strong foundation to strengthen its success.”

Almost three-quarters of share applicants are from the Northern Rivers, and Ms Crook said it was another of Enova’s important goals to have the majority of shares owned by the local community.

She said it proved the high level of local support for the company.

“We are determined to take control of our renewable energy future, providing local jobs, enabling new technologies and community benefit projects across the Northern Rivers Region,” she said.

In recognition of Enova’s importance on a national scale, the remaining 25% of share applicants have come from every state and territory in Australia.

Ms Crook said the high ambitions of the Northern Rivers community could lead the way in Australia.

“Once Enova’s model is proven we look forward to working with like-minded communities across Australia,” she said.

For a final chance to apply for shares, visit www.enovaenergy.com.au.



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