Who we are
GreenPower was established in 1997 and is the only voluntary government accreditation scheme for renewable energy in Australia.
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is the Program Manager and administrator for GreenPower on behalf of the National GreenPower Steering Group (NGPSG). The NGPSG includes representatives from state and territory governments around Australia.
Currently making up the NGPSG are New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.
GreenPower was established in 1997 by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) in NSW. The program was developed through consultation with the energy industry, and non-government organisations including the Australian Consumers Association (now CHOICE), Greenpeace, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the World Wide Fund for Nature.
The GreenPower program continues to work closely with key stakeholders and recently set up a Stakeholder Advisory Group as a forum for discussing its operations and keeping up to date with market trends.
Chair of the National GreenPower Steering Group
Tim Stock is Chair of the National GreenPower Steering Group
Tim has over 15 years commercial and government experience in the clean energy industry in Australia and abroad.
Currently he is the Project Director Hydrogen and Clean Energy Programs at the NSW Department of Planning, Industry Environment where he is responsible for the implementation of several government led sustainable and renewable energy projects and initiatives.
Most recently he was responsible for delivering the $30m regional community energy program helping community energy groups implement mid-scale solar and storage projects and delivering consumer information resources on solar PV, wind power, solar hot water, residential battery storage and smart metering. In addition to this, he has responsibility for delivery of the National GreenPower Accreditation Program and is Chair of the National GreenPower Steering Group.
Other previous roles in government have been managing clean energy finance programs, the energy savings scheme and business energy efficiency engagement teams and programs. Prior to his work in government he held a number of commercial and sales leadership roles.
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