Geelong electric homes pilot

Chief Investigators

Dan Cowdell (Geelong Sustainability)

Purpose of project

The Geelong Electric Homes Program 2023 stage 1 is the first of the RACE for Homes Energy Upgrades for Australian Homes pilots. Its aims are to support the Geelong and four adjoining Local Government regions to transition away from gas, by offering a collaborative and coordinated community purchasing program, at scale. The Local Government areas include Geelong, Surf Coast, Colac Otway, Golden Plains and Queenscliffe. 

Impact of project

The outcomes of this stage of the Geelong Electric Homes Program pilot will assist the Energy Upgrades for Australian Homes (EUAH) project’s research objectives by feeding its findings into the various EUAH work packages as appropriate. 

This pilot will give community, place-based feedback on important issues such as: 

  • which products were most popular in being purchased by the community, 
  • feedback about the customers’ experiences, 
  • the likelihood of customers to make other major electric purchases in the future. 

Project partners – industry and research

Geelong Sustainability (Lead), CSIRO, Monash University, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Project code


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