Green festival powers up

South Australia's first-ever festival celebrating all things renewable was launched in Port Augusta this week.

The inaugural Green Power Festival will showcase Port Augusta's renewable energy focus, highlighting the town's incredible shift from a former coal city into a hive for renewable innovation.

While the festival won't take place until April next year, the launch served as a sneak peak for what's to come.

Business Port Augusta Chairperson Darren Sherriff said the response from the government and business community has been incredible.

The federal government has invested close to $35,000 in Business Port Augusta to host the event.

"We've been able to attract a significant amount of funding for the festival, and the program is looking very exciting as a result," Mr Sherriff said.

"I see the festival as a celebration of Port Augusta and its transformation ... This is something the entire community can be involved in and we can enjoy Port Augusta's journey together."

SIMEC Energy Australia Chief Executive Officer Marc Barrington said the company was proud to be apart of such an important festival.

"Together, ZEN Energy and SIMEC Energy Australia are at the forefront of Australia's transition to decentralised, low carbon energy, and we believe that with the right actions by good people, entire communities like Port Augusta and the entire Upper Spencer Gulf will be too," Mr Barrington said.

"We are already investing heavily in the region with our 280MW solar farm at Cultana and our grid scale battery outside of Port Augusta, and in the months to come you will see us investing even more time and resources into the region to help residential, commercial, and industrial energy users find a more sustainable way with their energy needs."

The Green Power Festival will include exhibitions, tours, a Twilight Gala in the Barracks, and a Green Fair, including an expo, sustainability market, music, performers, kid's entertainment and interactive science