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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

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 critical insight on $multi-million projects all over Australia.


Since 2018,

has :

•    Developed and implemented Renewable Energy Action Plans for multiple regionally based local governments
•    Been key to the delivery of 2 mid-scale solar arrays for local governments in NSW.
•    Developed feasibility studies and detailed business cases for distributed renewable energy for multiple local       

      government and private industry organisations.
•    Successfully delivered one of the largest behind the meter PEG solar arrays in Australia
•    Operated as Technical Director for the $640,000 Queensland Farmers Federation Microgrids in Agriculture project
•    Completed research into decarbonisation and regional transitions for the Regional Australia Institute
•    Completed a ‘future grid’ study for Essential Energy examining the potential impact and models for dispatchable

       loads in Regional Australia.
•    Presented on renewable energy at conferences and forums including: Sustainable Economic Growth in Regional

      Australia, Renewables in Ag, Microgrids Webinars and multiple regional gatherings and events.

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