Our experience with 100% Renewables was very valuable and eye-opening. In assessing how Council could achieve its target of 100% renewable energy by 2030, we found many opportunities for energy and emission reduction we had not previously considered. We also found that the 100% Renewables team not only provided a detailed list of actions to achieve our target, but also advise on how to approach each project, who to consult with, and what should be prioritized. Their willingness to see as many sites and as many stakeholders as possible ultimately added the weight to the final report needed to get projects off the ground.
The best part of our experience – getting to understand our own sites better through the site visits, connecting with different organisations through the stakeholder meetings, learning how to assess sites and find where energy is being consumed, finding out how many opportunities Council has to reduce energy consumption (that were previously unknown) and simplifying the process to achieving the ambitious target of 100% renewables through many individual and costed steps.