Concerns have been raised at the prospect of nuclear power in the Hunter.
This is what can happen when a passionate group of locals pull together to reframe energy generation, use and storage.
The Hunter Region's transition to a low carbon economy gains pace with several large-scale renewable energy projects under construction.
More Australians are installing solar panels and taking control over their energy use; the energy distribution network must respond.
A Canberra-based start-up is providing part of the answer to the question of reliability for renewable energy.