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Renewable energy for business

We are helping medium to large businesses, transition to renewable energy by establishing the Business Renewable Buying Group. Businesses interested in renewable energy are invited to a free webinar on 23 June.

In Knox, the industrial sector accounts for 50% of total emissions in our community. As part of our Climate Response Plan, we are providing various initiatives to help this sector lower their emissions.

In partnership with Councils across Victoria, we are forming the Business Renewables Buying Group to help business and industry switch to renewable energy. This initiative is designed to scale up buying power for participants to enter in a joint Power Purchase Agreement.

Power Purchase Agreements are long-term agreements that allow businesses to secure the cost of electricity over a period of time to eliminate price volatility.

Businesses can book to attend a free webinar to learn more about the Business Renewables Buying Group below.

Expressions of Interest to join the Business Renewables Buying Group is open until 30 June 2022. Eligibility includes a minimum energy expenditure of $100,000 per annum. Further information is available on the Eastern Alliance For Greenhouse Action website.

Free Business Renewable Buying Group webinar

Date: Thursday 23 June 2022

Time: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: online

Book now

Renewable energy for Council

Knox Council entered a Power Purchase Agreement with 12 Victorian Councils and 1 State Government Authority in 2020. The renewable energy purchased from a wind farm in Gippsland, has been powering our street lights since 1 July 2021. Streetlights in Knox make up half of Council’s electricity use, and it will be powered by wind energy until 2030.

This initiative is supported by our Climate Response Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse emissions in our community to net zero by 2040. Renewable energy is a key initiative in our Plan.

Learn more about our climate actions on our Energy efficiency and greenhouse emissions web page.

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