City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Is a Power Partner


estimated reduction in corporate emissions since 2008


solar PV installed across 40 operational & 25 leased & licensed buildings



reduction in electricity since 2008

“City of Port Adelaide Enfield have an important role in supporting the low carbon economy. We are also the level of government most impacted by extreme events so we are pleased to be partnering regionally and nationally to respond to climate impacts and opportunities. The City Power Partnership places City of Port Adelaide Enfield in a stronger position to: (1) share knowledge; (2) learn from best practice organisations; (3) strengthen leadership ; (4) prioritise meaningful action; (5) better understand the impacts of our changing environment; and (6) develop effective strategies in response. Our community want meaningful action and we’re proud to join the hundreds local government organisations across Australia that are cutting greenhouse gas pollution, switching to clean energy and building resilient communities.”

Mayor Claire Boan

Council has chosen the following pledges

Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings

Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality

Provide fast-charging infrastructure throughout the city at key locations for electric vehicles

Encourage sustainable transport use such as public transport, walking and cycling through council transport planning and design

Support the local community to develop capacity and skills to tackle climate change

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
Achievements by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield over the past five years include:

  • Implementation of an Energy and Water Efficiency Management Plan 2017 – 2022
  • 814kw of solar photovoltaic installed across 40 Councils “operated and owned” and leased buildings.
  • Installation of 85kw of battery storage to capitalise on excess solar PV.
  • Four building LED lighting upgrades resulting in a reduction of 37.5 t CO2e per annum.
  • A feasibility study to upgrade approximately 10,809 residential streetlights to 14W LED.
  • Energy audits of high energy use sites.
  • PAE diverted 49.7% of the cities domestic waste from landfill in 20/21 (9,646 tonnes of recycling and 15,738 green waste collected from kerbside) avoiding 9,628 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions equivalent.
  • Installation of a public dual head 22kW EV charging station and two 22kW corporate EV charging stations. and ordered 19 light fleet electric vehicles.
  • Rolling out of up to 30public Jolt EV charging stations across PAE.
  • One electric waste collection truck trial as part of a joint-council waste contract with Cleanaway.

More information about the PAE’s recent climate action and achievements can be found on their website.

What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
As part of the City of Port Adelaide Enfield’s ‘City Plan 2030’ Council has committed to pursuing actions that support the long-term goal of:

In 2030 PAE is a low carbon, water sensitive and climate resilient City and our built heritage is protected, embraced and celebrated throughout the region.

The Cities Power Partnership pledges reflect Council’s ambition to reach Net Zero emissions through the following actions: Establish a Zero Net Emissions target for the organisation and prepare a funded plan to meet that target;

  1. Investigate the establishment of a Council Virtual Power Plant;
  2. Complete a business case for Council’s consideration to enable a bulk replacement of streetlights to LED;
  3. Establish formal partnerships and work with local developers to deliver leading edge sustainable design outcomes in new developments across the city; and,
  4. Progress the rollout of electric vehicle charging stations to create a city wide network of infrastructure that supports the transition to a low carbon transport system.

What does Port Adelaide Enfield hope to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership?

Through participation in the Climate Council’s City Power Partnership program, City of Port Adelaide Enfield will be in a stronger position to respond to its recent climate change emergency declaration, learn from best practice organisations, strengthen leadership and prioritise meaningful action to mitigate its corporate and community emission profiles.