Abbie Allen: Powershop.
Abbie’s a member of the Marketing and Partnerships team at Powershop, Australia’s greenest power company. Powershop is great supporters of initiatives that promote the growth of the renewable energy mix in Australia and believe community energy will play a big role in Australia’s energy transition.
Abbie has led the development and execution of Powershop’s Your Community Energy (use a hyperlink?) initiative, which utilises Powershop’s unique customer engagement model to raise funds for community energy projects across Australia. Since launching the project five months ago, Powershop customers have already contributed over $150K and Powershop are forecasting a total amount or around $400K raised over the year. Powershop customers have already supported 7 projects across Victoria and New South Wales, including a partnership with Energise Gloucester, saving community organisations and not-for-profits thousands of dollars and tonnes of emissions.
Abbie is passionate about the environment and sustainability. Prior to entering the energy industry 2 years ago, Abbie managed a number of sustainability initiatives that focussed on behaviour change and resource efficiency, for Victoria’s largest water retailer and the Victorian State Government. Abbie’s excited about the future of energy and more specifically the role she and Powershop can play in the community energy space.