Tyalgum is a town of 300 in regional New South Wales that may well be the first in Australia to disconnect from the electricity grid and shift to renewable energy completely, generating all their power locally.
There are some obstacles to overcome before they achieve their self-sufficiency. Challenging but not insurmountable. It looks like most of the local populace is on board with the idea.
They need to raise a few million dollars, change state legislation and transfer ownership of the power infrastructure to the local government.
But in a few years Tyalgum could be a pioneer town for future living.