NAGA councils are replacing gas with renewable energy
NAGA councils are looking to eliminate the need for fossil fuels wherever possible, and while councils have been reducing their electricity use for many years, it is only more recently that they have begun to look at getting off gas.
Some of councils’ most common and/or largest uses of gas include:
Councils like Banyule, Melbourne, Moreland and Yarra are now moving towards eliminating gas in their organisational operations and getting their energy use to zero by increasing their energy efficiency, installing solar panels to generate energy on site, participating in innovative joint energy procurement projects, and electrifying as much of their plant as possible.
Lessons learned and myths busted
The case studies (right) from Banyule, Moreland, Melbourne, Yarra and Whittlesea City Councils demonstrate that the electrification of council buildings and operations is a viable goal for Melbourne councils.
There are several common themes across the journeys of these five very different councils: