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Getting around renewables in Warrnambool

News Article Date: 
Monday, 25 June 2018

Some of Australia’s leading energy innovators will visit Warrnambool this week to take part in a renewable energy roundtable.

“The Great South Coast is already a renewable energy powerhouse through the harnessing of wind power,” Warrnambool City Council Director City Growth Andrew Paton said.

“Our region has several large operational wind farms and more are planned.

“But there are other opportunities worth exploring, in particular looking at our leading industries transitioning to renewables..

“The roundtable allows for ideas to be put up for discussion with the potential for the Great South Coast to play an even greater role in the production of renewable energy and the meeting of the Victorian Renewable Energy targets."

“Anyone with an interest in renewable energy is encouraged to attend.”The roundtable will help innovative companies connect and share ideas about how to make the most of opportunities in new energy technology.

It will also present local businesses with information on how to transition to new energy technologies and adopt energy efficiency measures to assist them to reduce their energy costs.

Renewable energy opportunities to assist food and fibre, heavy engineering, and tourism sectors will be discussed among an anticipated 150 delegates.

The roundtable is being hosted by Deakin University and begins with an evening program on Tuesday, June 26, followed by a morning program on Wednesday, June 27.

The Victorian Government has set ambitious Victorian Renewable Energy Targets of 25 per cent by 2020 and 40 per cent by 2025. These targets will drive an estimated $9 billion in investment and create up to 11,000 jobs.

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