CS Energy invests in Greenbank community projects

19 Apr 2024

Five community groups in the Greenbank region are sharing in $20,000 in funding from the inaugural round of CS Energy’s Greenbank Community Benefit Fund.

CS Energy recently established the community benefit fund to coincide with the development of the Greenbank Battery next to Powerlink Queensland’s Greenbank Substation.

CS Energy Head of Renewables and Firming Michael Johnstone said the fund had been set up to invest in and support projects, events or initiatives that support the Greenbank community and surrounding suburbs.

“For many years CS Energy has provided sponsorship to the communities that host our power stations in regional Queensland and now we’re proud to extend the program to Greenbank,” Mr Johnstone said.

“Through the Greenbank Battery Community Benefit Fund, $20,000 will be awarded annually from 2024 to 2026.”

The recipients of the inaugural round of the Greenbank Community Benefit Fund are:

  • Greenbank Gators Swimming Club Inc towards a friendly, interclub swim meet of local swimming clubs
  • L&L Food Pantry towards a commercial freezer
  • Teviot Downs Soccer Club for new junior goal posts
  • C&K Greenbank Community Preschool & Kindergarten for a shade at the kindergarten
  • Greenbank Scout Group for an energy efficient oven replacement to help Scouts learn to cook
  • Flagstone Blokes towards the purchase of portable equipment to help engage with more people at events.

Applications for the next round of the Greenbank Community Benefit Fund will open in early 2025.

CS Energy is developing the Greenbank Battery in a partnership with Powerlink Queensland to develop cleaner and more reliable energy for Queenslanders.

Big batteries like the Greenbank Battery can rapidly respond when there is a sudden gap in electricity supply, which helps stabilise the grid and reduce wholesale price volatility.