March 15th, 2022Full of energy
Hepburn Energy’s Impact Fund has provided $10,287 to help six Hepburn Shire schools save energy and emissions with demand management and education.
The six schools, Daylesford Dharma School, Daylesford Secondary, St Michael’s, Daylesford, Hepburn, Trentham and Bullarto primary schools, received free packages from Solar Schools that offer educational resources on renewables and emissions, and smart energy devices to help schools monitor and control their energy use.
These devices come from the Australian technological platform Watt Watchers, that’s looking to help businesses and households be more energy-efficient and maximise their renewable energy use.
As the Hepburn Shire seeks to transition to zero-net emissions by 2030, Hepburn Energy’s general manager Taryn Lane said there was a big opportunity to reduce energy costs and emissions through these smart energy technologies.
“These tools offer insight into when and how schools use energy, helping staff and students reduce their use when energy is most costly, helping to lower energy bills.”
Hepburn Energy is not only supporting schools to reduce their energy use but finding new ways to engage local students in the changing energy and climate future.
Hepburn Wind partnered with CERES School of Nature and Climate to create a free, bespoke curriculum looking at climate change, renewables, town planning and systems change.