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Everyone is all charged up over energy

Issued: 
May 2, 2017

How to make energy savings is obviously a hot topic for Wellington Shire residents with more than 150 people turning up to an information session held by Wellington Shire Council at the Sale Baptist Church on Thursday 20 April.

Council, in partnership with Gippsland Climate Change Network, hosted the information evening.

There were three expert panel members who talked about the latest technology in solar systems and the use of batteries to store energy.

Wellington Shire Councillor and Chair of the Gippsland Climate Change Network, Darren McCubbin said: “Electricity use can be an expensive exercise when it comes to running a household or business. Many homes in Wellington Shire already have solar power but are still finding the supply and running costs a big pinch on the purse.

“In addition to information on battery storage, battery types and household use, people were also told about the new horizons of Community Energy Hubs and Council began looking for local people to join a local sustainability group to advance some community energy hubs within Wellington Shire.

“There were lots of questions and one audience member described the session as the ‘very best he has been to. Far better than any he had travelled to Melbourne to experience in the past’, which was nice to hear.

“I loved the night, lots of people hung around to talk to the presenters and see the displays and there was a nice feeling of positive people learning about the way the world is heading.”

Participants will be sent more information and Council is hoping to build on the enthusiasm shown for renewable energy by running other forums in the future.

For further information, please contact Council’s Sustainability Officer on 1300 366 344.

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