Indi Community Energy (ICE)
NEED Community Power (NEED - North East Energy Development)
NECTAR Community Energy (NECTAR - North East Coalition for the Transition to Autonomous Renewables)
Gold Energy builds a name from an historic theme. North East Vic, and Beechworth and Yack in particular, have significant gold mining history. The name evokes the history and heritage of our area and provides a nice branding theme through the colour. It is available as a business name (ASIC) and as a .com.au URL. Can be combined with a more descriptive slogan.
Peppermint Power references the Broad-Leaved Peppermint, a eucalypt native to North East Victoria. The Broad-Leaved Peppermint range tracks the northern inland slopes, mapping out pretty well our target area of operation. The Peppermint Gum has a white flower, and produces lots of peppermint smelling eucalyptus oil. I'd suggest using the name with a descriptive slogan. EG Peppermint Power - your community, your energy (or similar). Peppermint suggests a set of base colours for a brand (green, red, white) and suggests branding themes in two directions (peppermint sweet varieties and the eucalypt from which the name is derived). The alliteration in Peppermint Power means that it's catchy, with the name likely to be picked up and to travel well by world of mouth. Peppermint power the name and the URL (.com & .com.au) are both available. See Peppermint Gum image here http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/2011/glasgow_evan/classification.htm