Solar PV R&DProject NSW Schools Energy Productivity Program (SEPP) Pilot
This report gives a project overview, summary of project outcomes and details some of the key lessons learnt from the Schools Energy Productivity Program (SEPP) Pilot.
In March 2018, ERM Power was engaged by School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) in a project jointly funded by Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), with an in-kind contribution from ERM Power. The project was titled the School Energy Productivity Program (SEPP), and demonstrated the benefits of integrating energy productivity improvements and renewable energy across the NSW schools sector. This document gives a project overview, summary of project outcomes and details some of the key lessons learnt from the undertaking.
The targeted outcomes of the program include the following:
- Drive significant and replicable energy cost savings (~20% at a minimum) as a result of energy productivity improvements and installation of renewable technologies over the short term, and reduction of maintenance costs over the medium to long term.
- Integrate energy productivity improvements including the streamlining of SINSW existing procurement and deployment programs to catalyse and accelerate the adoption across the NSW School portfolio and create further uptake in the schools sector nationally.
- Share outcomes, data driven insights and learnings from the pilot with key policy and decision makers within NSW Government and broader industry and school networks to accelerate investment across the Australian schools sector.