Energy Efficiency

Thanks to a Colac Otway Shire grant, SOS held its inaugural Energy Efficiency Forum on May 19, 2021. This well-attended meeting was the start of the community conversation around householders taking energy efficiency measures to reach our community's target of being 100% renewable by 2030.


If you were unable to attend the forum on the night or you were there and wanted to refresh your memory of something interesting you heard, then we filmed it all for you to watch at home.


Andrea Pape from Sustainability Victoria: https://youtu.be/R4Sw5OiC-Ns

Alan Pears: https://youtu.be/jF1By1X8Z3I

Community Panel Q and A: https://youtu.be/L42m0rvMhQQ


SOS were unfortunately unsuccessful in its recent application to the Bendigo Bank Community Grant to conduct a number of home energy scorecard audits, support residents to implement suggestions and create case studies to share those findings in our community. If you expressed interest in having a scorecard assessment done we will continue to look for alternative funds to either fully or heavily subsidise the cost of those.


Energy Efficiency Help


Sustainability Victoria’s Small Business Energy Saver Program provides generous bonuses to eligible businesses to reduce their energy costs.


The program is open to small (non-agricultural) businesses operating out of commercial premises, with less than 20 FTE staff.


Check out the eligible upgrades and bonuses for different business sectors here


Businesses can organise an upgrade today by calling one of the Accredited Providers listed


Contact Us

Any questions or you want to become more involved with the SOS Energy Efficiency team please email us at southernotwayssustainable@gmail.comand include ‘Energy Efficiency Team’ in the subject line of your email.


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