Central and local government
Energy use in central and local government
Central and local government organisations encourage, support and promote energy efficiency and conservation and renewable energy in their own communities and sectors. These organisations are also large energy users in their own right, using an estimated total of around 10-15 Petajoules a year.
Our central and local government programmes
EECA works with many government organisations to provide input into policy development. We also work with government organisations to help them effectively manage their own energy use.
Assistance, assessments and advice
We provide guidelines to assist local government plan for energy resource development in their regions.
Regional renewable energy assessments analyse the types and availability of renewable energy that could be developed on a region-by-region basis.
Central and local government organisations wanting to better manage their own energy use can benefit from taking the same approach as businesses.
We offer loans to assist central and local government organisations to implement energy efficiency projects.
Wood energy is a good alternative energy source for some government organisations, such as schools. We offer grants for projects to convert to the use of wood energy.
Grants are available for organisations that use a lot of energy to do an energy audit, design audit or fleet audit
Funding is available for government organisations for feasibility studies for smaller scale renewable energy generation.