Tyalgum’s power profile in spotlight
PLANS to take the village of Tyalgum off the grid are gaining momentum, according to Australian Radio Towers (ART), which is running the project.
ART marketing manager Kacey Clifford said a third, more formal community meeting was planned at Tyalgum Community Hall from 7.30pm, February 10.
"It's definitely gaining momentum," Ms Clifford said. She said ART had been researching different sustainable energy options, and would have a model of the project ready for the next meeting.
She said one of the next steps was getting consent to monitor the village's energy usage. "We've developed metering devices ourselves," she said.
She said this would paint a better picture of when residents were using the most energy, and how much they were using it.
Since announcing the plans, Ms Clifford said ART had received nothing but support from the community.
"It's probably going to be a long-term project, and people are aware of that," she said.
Last week, Tweed Mayor Gary Bagnall took to social media to offer his support for the project.