Northern Beaches Council is running our ‘Charge Ahead‘ program to take action on climate change. We are partnering with a number of key organisations to help us, and you, make the changes needed to love where you live.
What can you do? Take a look at the information below for ways you can reduce your electricity use, install solar panels or make other changes to lower your carbon footprint.
Our Energy Future
Our Energy Future can help reduce your energy consumption, improve comfort levels and shrink your environmental footprint.
If you want to know more about how solar could work for you visit our solar information page. You can sign up to receive an obligation free quote or call the Our Energy Future team on 1300 339 915 (Mon-Fri) to discuss if solar might be right for you. You can use the SunSPoT tool to estimate the solar electricity potential of your roof and future savings.
If you are a resident, business owner or are employed by Northern Beaches Council you have free access to help manage your energy bills by contacting 1300 339 915 (Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm). You can also ask to sign up to the Our Energy Future monthly eNewsletter.
If you are considering installing solar try out SunSPoT. This great tool will help you calculate how much electricity and money a Solar PV system could save your home or business.
The tool is based on detailed modelling which takes accounts of solar radiation, tilt, orientation and shading at your home or business. Council worked with SunSPoT to map the Northern Beaches area so that you can select your own rooftop and receive personalised information.
If you want to know how solar works visit our solar information page.
Go Beyond the Hour
Earth Hour Energy Savings Challenge – take the challenge, reduce your bills, love the planet and win great prizes!
Take part in Council’s Energy Saving Challenge, a program that rewards residents for completing energy saving challenges around the home. See how even small changes can have a significant impact on energy consumption and power bills. There are monthly prizes and enter a major prize draw for a chance to win a Manly Whale Watching Voucher and restaurant vouchers valued at $150.
Remember the friendly staff at Our Energy Future can provide advice that can help you complete the challenges. Feel free to give them a call on 1300 339 915.
Visit the Earth Hour Energy Savings Challenge to register.
What is Council doing?
- Offering a number of tools to help residents make small or more significant changes, to reduce their energy consumption, lower their carbon footprint.
- We have reduced energy consumption by installing 260kW of solar panels on 33 buildings with more to be installed later this year.
- We have a cogeneration plant which helps heat water and produce energy for the Manly Andrew ‘Boy’ Charlton Aquatic Centre.