The Latrobe Valley Home Energy Upgrade Program is a $5 million Victorian Government solar and energy efficiency initiative.
The program will deliver energy efficiency upgrades which could include solar installations to up to 1000 households in Latrobe City, Wellington & Baw Baw local government areas during 2018 and 2019.
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 each household receives will vary according to the energy needs of the household, which will be identified during the initial assessment. Upgrades could include insulation, draught proofing, window shades, lighting, fixed heating and other appliances, solar PV or solar hot water.
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.
Hills Energy Solutions, based in Warragul, are the delivery partner for this program and are currently completing staffing, training and safety preparations to commence roll out of the program with households.
We have worked closely with local welfare organisations, community housing and energy retailers to ensure those most in need will benefit from the program.
Those already registered will be contacted progressively once roll out commences.
Those already registered will be contacted progressively once roll out commences. It is anticipated that this will be from May 2018.
Upon receiving contact from the delivery partner, Hills Energy Solutions, an appointment to assess your home and energy needs will be arranged.
How do I register?
Though the program is about to commence, there are limited places available for additional households who are eligible to register for the waiting list.
Frequently asked questions can be answered here.