We’re proud to be one of 46 Victorian Councils to join together and form VECO, the Victorian Energy Collaboration. VECO is the largest emissions reduction project ever undertaken by the local government sector in Australia.
Victorian Energy Collaboration (VECO)
We’re 100% renewable
The 46 Councils have pooled their electricity needs into one long-term contract with Red Energy which will provide the VECO group with renewable energy generated from wind farms here in Victoria. From 1 July 2021, that renewable energy will be used to power council-owned infrastructure, like our streetlights, libraries, aquatic centres and pavilions.
By using renewable energy, we’ll be saving 260,000 tonnes of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere – the same as taking 90,000 cars off the road. This initiative will cut the emissions generated by our own operations by over two-thirds (based on our 2019-20 emissions profile).
The VECO project doesn’t just benefit the environment — by joining together, each council will be paying less for their power than if we’d sourced our electricity individually. That means every dollar saved is another dollar that will be put back into providing vital community services and programs that benefit all of us.
For more information, visit the VECO website at www.veco.org.au.