ESKIES - Energy Resilience in Extreme Weather Events

If you’ve endured bushfires, floods or severe storms we want to hear about your experience with the power supply through these events.

Werombi Bushfire

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Has your home or business’s power supply weathered floods, fires or storms? You might have valuable experience that, if shared, could help other people and communities improve their energy reliability. By participating in the Energy Sustainability through Knowledge and Information Exchange and Sharing (ESKIES) study, you‘ll help build a better understanding in the community of how solar, batteries and other power sources can be used to keep phones charged and lights and appliances running through extreme events.

We’d like to:

  • Interview you about your experiences
  • Collect your energy consumption and generation data

If you’re happy for us to interview you and / or collect your electricity data, please register here.

Study Overview

The study aims to build energy resilience in vulnerable communities by developing an understanding of the role that solar, batteries and other renewable energy sources, as well as energy management approaches, can play in maintaining electricity supply to regional and rural communities during bushfires and other disruptions to the electricity grid.

We will be collecting and analysing participants’ energy data, and sharing community experiences among communities affected by fires, floods and storms across NSW.

Find out more

If you would like to know more about the project, please leave us a message here or call 02 9348 0562.

Register to participate

If you live in an area affected by fire, flood or storms and would like to share your experiences and/or energy data, please register here.

Project Partners

This is a Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF) project funded through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

  • CEEM - UNSW Sydney
  • Australian PV Institute
  • NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

CEEM Project Team