MULTIPLE council buildings are set to be exclusively powered by renewable energy from 1 July.
The Civic Centre, Frankston Arts Centre, Operations Centre, Ebdale Community Hub and Learning Centre, and Karingal PLACE Neighbourhood Centre will be powered with renewable energy. Bald Hills Wind Farm in Gippsland will source the power.
The mayor Sandra Mayer said the move would help council achieve its target of zero emissions by the year 2025.
“I am so proud to be announcing this deal which has been in the works for the last few years and will help us to reduce emissions and lessen our impact on climate change,” she said.
“This new initiative is in addition to council’s continued focus and investment in solar panels on council facilities over the last two decades.
“Signing the agreement will also provide council with greater price certainty for the electricity supply costs of its major buildings over the next 10 years.”
Council expects that the move will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 2,309 tonnes each year.