Our Story

"The focus was to establish a business that was

experienced, dynamic and flexible to help Regional Australia

“just get on with it”.

Ashley Bland - Founder

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After a decade of developing environmental programs for NGO's, Ashley Bland established Constructive Energy in Bathurst in 2018 for the purpose of accelerating the uptake of renewable energy technologies - specifically in Regional Australia.
 

Ashley saw that local governments, regional agribusinesses and other organisations needed independent expert advice and access to critical thinkers to help them navigate this opportunity in the energy sector.

With key staff and associates joining the company, Constructive Energy now has extensive experience and networks in renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon abatement practice. They are proud to be regionally based and have the capacity to offer end-to-end energy solutions for local governments and other regional businesses.

 

Since starting Constructive Energy, Ashley and his highly specialised and experienced team are now delivering approximately $35 million worth of projects.

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Since 2018,

has :

  • Developed and implemented Renewable Energy Action Plans for multiple regionally based local governments

  • Developed detailed business cases for distributed renewable energy and mid-scale solar arrays for multiple Councils

  • Commenced project delivery of an $8.2 million, 5MW solar array

  • Completed feasibility analysis to renewably power major assets including a municipal water treatment plant and a cotton gin

  • Completed operation optimisation analysis and recommendations for a municipal Sewage Treatment Plant with on-site solar

  • Operated as Technical Director for the $640,000 Queensland Farmers Federation Microgrids in Agriculture project

  • Facilitated NatHERS and NABERS assessments, building design reviews and builder training in energy efficient and sustainable design in both Australia and the United States

  • Presented on renewable energy at multiple conferences and forums including: SEGRA, Renewables in Ag, Microgrids Webinar and the Murray Darling Basin..