Westernport Water believes it is important to invest in environmental and sustainability initiatives

Over the next few months, solar panels will be installed at various Westernport Water sites. The panels are expected to generate 108,300 kWh solar electricity annually.

The water sector is also working together to reduce energy costs and emissions through Zero Emissions Water (ZEW). It will be able to purchase 20 to 50 per cent of solar power at bulk prices from Kiamal solar farm, cutting costs, and reducing greenhouse emissions by 80,000 tonnes a year.

Project budget

$0.411M

Solar panel installations

Solar panels 202

  • Church St Pump Station (3.0kW, 8 panels)
  • Newhaven (33kW, 88 panels)
  • KRWWTP (39.8kW, 106 panels)

How will this impact the community?

By consuming less power, Westernport Water is reducing the amount of toxic fumes released into the environment, which conserves our areas natural resources and protect ecosystems from destruction.

Timeline

  • Design

    August 2019

  • Construction

    August 2019

  • Completion

    January 2020

Contact us

Please email westport@westernportwater.com.au or call 1300 720 711 if you would like more information about the project.