Local buildings, sports grounds, community venues, leisure centres and street lights managed by Council are now powered by 100 per cent renewable electricity.
Brimbank is one of 46 Victorian councils that are part of VECO, the Victorian Energy Collaboration which flicked the switch to renewables with Red Energy this month.
VECO is the largest emissions reduction project ever undertaken by the local government sector in Australia.
Together we have pooled our electricity needs into one long-term contract to source renewable energy generated from Victorian wind farms.
This will save 260,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere each year – the same as taking 90,000 cars off the road.
Being part of VECO also equals cost savings. Brimbank Council will save up to 23 per cent on its electricity bill each year (compared to pre-July 2021).
Quotes to be attributed to Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka Rasic:
“Brimbank Council is proud to be part of VECO.”
“Brimbank was the first Council in Melbourne’s west to adopt a Climate Emergency Plan with a commitment to net zero emissions in our operations by 2030.
“The Energy Collaboration will help us deliver this commitment to our community. They have told us loud and clear that we need to act locally on this global crisis.”