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Horizon Power has secured $10.5 million in funding to transition its customers to clean energy ahead of the closure of the area’s privately-owned gas network on 31 March 2023.

The funding was awarded as part of he Western Australia’s State Budget for 2022-23 to better long-term energy solutions, and will enable 379 customers to switch from reticulated gas to long-term energy solutions, with potential for residents to reduce utility bills and carbon emissions.

Horizon Power’s Esperance Energy Transition Plan will provide financial support for 258 private residential and 41 business customers to transition to new energy solutions.

Horizon Power has engaged with local tradespeople and developed a streamlined model for residential property owners to replace existing appliances.

The State Government will provide financial support to customers for like-for-like energy efficient electric replacements.

80 Department of Communities properties will also be fully electrified, delivering bill savings and reducing carbon emissions and health risks.

Horizon Power is working with the 41 impacted businesses to provide solutions and support to meet their unique needs.

This announcement comes after the State Government worked with the private gas operator, Esperance Gas Distribution Company (EGDC), to successfully extend the supply of reticulated gas for local customers until March 31, 2023.

Applications for the Energy Transition Plan for residential customers are now open.

 

Image credit: Horizon Power

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