SRRED Exchange

Empowering Renewable Energy Practitioners for Collective Impact

Why SRRED Exchange?

The SRRED Exchange is a space where SRRED Course alumni unite to lead the charge for better practice renewable energy development. Join us to connect, collaborate, and stay ahead of the curve in this dynamic sector. Through interactive seminars and skill-building opportunities, we're driving positive change and shaping the future of clean energy together. Join us and be part of the movement towards a faster and fairer energy transition.

The Results You'll Get

Our community memberships are pretty special. We’re focused on the ways the Exchange will support your knowledge and practice of community engagement in renewables.
You asked for an ongoing chance to connect and learn - and we listened!

Here are a few of the things you’ll be able to do as a member of the SRRED Exchange:

  • Exchange innovative solutions and insights with experienced renewable energy developers and policy makers in our regular online knowledge-sharing seminars.

  • Swap and share skills with other practitioners and community champions that are passionate about clean energy transitions.

  • Dive deep into online discussions about engagement, benefit sharing, local economies and much more, enhancing your knowledge and understanding of better renewable energy practices.

When You Join Today

When you join SRRED Exchange today, you’ll get access to our:

  • Regular online knowledge-sharing seminars: Participate in engaging sessions featuring expert panels and speakers, insightful case studies, and member presentations. Join breakout discussions and enhance your practical skills in facilitation and active listening. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from industry leaders and stay abreast of evolving trends in the clean energy field.

  • An interactive online platform: Our platform provides moderated spaces for open dialogue on key topics, direct chat with peers and facilitators, access to relevant news and resources in the sector, member mapping to connect with practitioners in your region, and a mentoring space for skill sharing and learning. It's a dynamic hub where you can engage in meaningful discussions, connect with industry professionals, and stay updated on the latest developments in renewable energy.

  • In-person meets up: Attend events alongside key renewable energy conferences to build connection and network with other SRRED professionals. These gatherings provide further opportunity to share ideas and inspiration that can enhance your own work in the field.

Who Are We?

Community Power Agency (CPA) has a solid reputation for championing socially responsible renewable energy development, highlighted by the success of our flagship program, the Socially Responsible Renewable Energy Development course. With its proven track record, the SRRED course has empowered industry professionals like you, with vital skills and insights for effective community engagement and benefit sharing. With our expertise and collaborative spirit, the SRRED Exchange aims to extend the impact of the SRRED course, fostering positive social and environmental outcomes while driving system change throughout the industry.

Our Facilitators

Dr Jarra Hicks, lecturer and facilitator of the SRRED course will join us again in leading most seminars in the Exchange. Jarra is an experienced researcher, author and facilitator, specialising in social licence and the outcomes and impacts from community owned renewable energy projects. She is also a founding director of the Community Power Agency. Importantly, Jarra also has on-the-ground experience in community engagement and project development of renewable energy projects.

She will be joined by Rena Frohman from Griffith University’s Centre for Systems Innovation, who also facilitated all of the SRRED iterations. Rena is a Program and Learning Designer with over 25 years experience in national and international contexts. She holds a second Master’s Degree in Leadership in Global Development and devotes her energies to creating meaningful impact in community and education contexts.  

Our Plans

The Exchange offers two subscriptions:

  • Annual membership for Industry Professionals and State and Federal Government 

  • Annual membership for those employed in Local Government, NGO’s and community organisations 

If organisations or individuals face financial constraints that would prevent them from participating, please contact our Exchange Coordinator, Elizabeth Noble - [email protected]