Local Government PPA

The Victorian Greenhouse Alliances have established a Local Government Electricity Contract Working Group to help Victorian councils save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through their electricity contracting. The Working Group is developing a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for Victorian councils to procure low cost renewable energy from 2020/21, at the conclusion of their current retail contracts.

The Working Group has initiated the first stage of this process – a formal business case, which includes testing the project model’s viability with energy retailers, and establishing a clear procurement pathway (if viable). Darebin City Council will lead this first stage and is now seeking formal commitments from individual councils to participate in the sector-wide collaborative process.