The Latrobe Valley Home Energy Upgrade Program is a $5 million Victorian Government solar and energy efficiency initiative.
The program will deliver solar installations and energy upgrades to up to 1000 households in Latrobe City, Wellington & Baw Baw local government areas from mid-2018.
The program will reduce energy bills for local households, while boosting jobs in the region by engaging local businesses to deliver energy efficiency assessments and upgrades using local products and services.
The package could include solar PV, insulation, draught proofing, window shades, lighting, fixed heating and other appliances.
Upgrade packages will not provide additions to existing solar PV systems. Upgrades will consist of an energy efficiency assessment, to help households select a suitable package for installation, and other practical energy efficiency advice. Households will be eligible for upgrades worth up to $4500.
If you are a household with a current government concession, healthcare card or are already taking part in a hardship program with your energy provider, and reside in the Latrobe City, Wellington & Baw Baw local government areas you might be eligible to take part in the program.
How do I register?
Households can register their interest in the program here. Due to the limited number of upgrades available, eligibility alone does not guarantee you a place in the program. Once the program is fully subscribed by eligible applicants, any further applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
LVA and Sustainability Victoria are currently working with local stakeholders to fully scope and design the program and finalise the criteria to assist in delivering upgrades to those households who need it the most.
Frequently asked questions can be answered here.