City of Busselton
Council recognises that Local Governments have a lead role in reducing carbon emissions and planning for challenges associated with climate change. To this end, the City of Busselton is developing its Energy Master Plan to direct projects that will achieve real energy savings both now and into the future.
The City has joined the Cities Power Partnership to learn from the experiences of other Councils. The partnership provides an opportunity to develop ideas, build relationships and share success of future projects. Following a recent analysis of renewable energy and efficiency projects, the City is looking forward to announcing its Partnership Action Pledges in coming months.
Council has chosen the following pledges
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.
Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Opening up unused council managed land for renewable energy.
Identify opportunities to turn organic waste into electricity
Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.
City of Busselton
The City of Busselton’s Sustainability and Energy Working Group (SEWG) has a membership base comprising of Councillors and relevant staff from across the organisation and is currently advancing development of an Energy Master Plan for the City of Busselton.
We recently commissioned a 100kW solar panel array on the roof of its new administration building. Since coming into use in May 2018, this system has significantly reduced on-peak demand for grid electricity, producing about 20% of total electricity requirements since then.
What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
The City of Busselton is committed to achieving significant emission reductions and energy cost savings in stationary energy use, waste, fleet and plan, and public lighting. The City has recently undertaken a recent analysis of renewable energy and efficiency projects, and is investigating opportunities in our waste sector. The City is looking closely at the feasibility of several key renewable energy projects, including rooftop solar, solar farm, waste-to-energy and alternative fuels. The City is looking forward to announcing its Partnership Action Pledges in coming months.
What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership
The City joined the Cities Power Partnership to learn from the experience of others, develop ideas and share success of future projects.