Centroc signs Agreement with Federal Government For $1.1m

Author: Centroc User
Date: November 14, 2012
Category: Alliances & Collaborations, Energy, Grants & Funding, Saving Energy

Centroc has been awarded a grant of $1.1m from the Australian Government Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency for energy efficient work across 51 sites at 12 member councils.

Forbes, Parkes, Weddin, Young, Harden, Boorowa, Upper Lachlan, Blayney, Cowra, Lithgow and Cabonne will all receive matched funding from the Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) for work ranging from the installation of energy efficient lighting to energy efficient heating at swimming pools.

The cost of electricity has a huge impact on council’s budgets.

As part of the regional push to conserve energy and save ratepayers’ money, Lithgow Council undertook the replacement of their gas powered pool heater with a solar collector as part of the CEEP initiative.

“As part of the program Centroc Councils are installing energy efficiency measures that will save both money and energy. Councils will then set the monies that they save on electricity bills aside in the revolving energy cost savings fund and plough them back into energy saving initiatives that will save even more energy and money.” said Mayor of Lithgow, Maree Statham.

“The initiative is being co-ordinated by Centroc staff who will be measuring Council’s energy use and providing advice on how much energy and money Lithgow City Council saves as part of the program” said Mayor Statham.

“The cost of gas and electricity has a huge impact on Council’s budgets and this will only go up. So the idea is to use less and introduce renewables. These initiatives will help Council save money on their gas and electricity bills and reduce their carbon footprint relating to gas and electricity usage while promoting energy efficiency to our community” said Mayor Statham.

It is anticipated that this program will increase the energy efficiency of a range of council assets by an average of at least 20%

This activity received funding from the Australian Government as part of the Community Energy Efficiency Program.

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