Power bills for thousands of families and businesses across NSW will fall thanks to $72 million in energy efficiency measures announced by Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
New energy efficiency measures
On 20th August 2018, Primier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian announced a major investment project by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to ease cost of living pressures and enable households and businesses to use new technology to reduce their energy costs. “These energy bill relief measures are part of the NSW Government’s continuing efforts to help families and businesses with energy costs,” Ms Berejiklian said. Today’s package includes:
- $24.5 million for upgrades to more than 20,000 rental homes
- $35 million to help businesses stay competitive by reducing their energy costs
- and $12.5 million to help local councils upgrade 60,000 energy-guzzling street lights with LEDs which will lead to around $22 million in energy bill savings by 2035.
The NSW Government will also be accelerating the roll-out of solar panels and has set a target for government buildings, such as schools and hospitals, to reach 25,000 megawatt hours of solar energy a year by 2021 and 55,000 megawatt hours a year by 2024.
Perdaman Advanced Energy: official pre-qualified provider
To enable the NSW Government team to achieve this target, Perdaman Advanced Energy was recently awarded a place on the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage approved Solar PV and Battery Storage installation Panel. PAE was able to achieve this through our companies’ capabilities in providing commercial solar and battery storage, extensive project experience and excellent HSE record and HSE management.
PAE will be playing a key role as a pre-qualified provider of renewable and energy efficiency projects under the Government Resource Efficiency Policy. We are committed to delivering successful projects that help government agencies and businesses reduce their energy bills. These investments will allow NSW to become a clean energy economy.
PAE has already installed two solar PV projects for the NSW Department of Education, with two more projects to be completed at the end of October 2018.