Residents of ten council regions in southern Sydney are now set to receive free energy help and advice from the Positive Charge experts. The Sydney program, known as Our Energy Future, is a collaboration between Positive Charge and SSROC (Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils).
Our Energy Future was launched in Sydney last month and was a great success – there was a buzz of excitement in the air about the new program. The evening was hosted by the fantastic Ben Peacock, founder of The Republic of Everyone and there were great speeches from MEFL’s own Alison Rowe, SSROCs General Manager Namoi Dougall and the ever-inspiring Professor Lesley Hughes from the Climate Council.
The launch was held at 107 Projects, one of the first beneficiaries of the program. Jess Cook, Managing Director at 107 Projects said, “We are thrilled to have received an energy audit and are now considering solar which is estimated to reduce our energy bills by up to 50%. As a not-for-profit this will make a huge difference to our organisation.”
SSROC President, Cr Sally Betts said, “SSROC is delighted to be delivering on our Renewable Energy Master Plan with the Our Energy Future Program, which will significantly increase the amount of renewable energy produced in the Sydney region.”
Work has begun on delivering over 20 information sessions on solar and energy efficiency for local residents across Sydney. This is also likely to increase, with more Sydney councils wanting to join the program since the launch. It’s going to be a productive and busy year for Positive Charge in NSW!
Photo: from left – Alison Rowe (MEFL CEO), Rob Kyle (Our Energy Future Program Lead), Kate Nicolazzo (Manager, Positive Charge).