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Enova's founding partners, l to r: Steve Harris, Alison Crook, Melissa Mac Court, Patrick Halliday. Photo contributed
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Northern rivers-based community-owned renewable energy retailer Enova Energy welcomed its one thousandth customer – Terri Nicholson  – last week.

Ms Nicholson says she was inspired to switch to Enova after she watched the award- winning documentary The Bentley Effect at a co-operative promotion with Enova Energy in Lismore last week.

Enova have been trading for five months, and CEO Steve Harris says the important milestone has put them ahead of projections. ‘We’ve had such a groundswell of support from this community right from the start,’ says Mr Harris.

‘Our business model can be rolled out in other committed communities everywhere without the need to wait for policy makers and law makers to catch up to this urgent need to tap into renewable energy sources.’

‘We’ve helped many low-income families in this region access concessions they didn’t realise they were entitled to, and we’re helping residents and businesses to venture into solar power too,’ he says.

‘Enova is not all about profit, it is about community. The community helped Enova to get up and running and now it’s our turn to help locals to be energy efficient and save money if possible.

‘Every situation is different and we’re happy to help where we can.’

For more information visit www.enovaenergy.com.au.

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