Within three weeks of accepting registrations of interest in a community bulk-buy power scheme,WarrandyteCAN(Climate Action Now) received almost 300 expressions of interest.
CAN president, Wayne Rankin, said the not-for profit group will continue accepting registrations until the end of August.
“We’re aiming to have the cut-off date at the end of August. At the end of the day we will get whatever we can and we will just run with it,” Mr Rankin said.
“However, the more people who register their interest the more likely we are going to get a better deal. This is a great opportunity to save on your energy bills and it’s risk-free.”
Both households and businesses in Warrandyte and surrounding aeas can express interest in the scheme, which could save individuals hundreds of dollars off their annual power bills.
Places included in the scheme include Eltham, St Andrews, Panton Hill, Hurstbridge, Wattle Glen, Research, Diamond Creek, Doncaster, Templestowe, Ringwood, Wonga Park, Park Orchards, Warranwood, Croydon North—and of course, Warrandyte, North Warrandyte and South Warrandyte.
“We’re offering green power as well, but of course we can’t force people. Green power is more expensive, but if we’re getting a discount people can think about the environment and if they choose, we can put that discount towards buying green power,” Mr Rankin said. “We are keen for people to take up green power.”
Wayne Rankin stressed that at this stage, people are only registering their interest and are not committing to anything.
“It’s really important that people understand that they’re only registering their interest in the deal—they’re not signing up for anything yet,” he said.
● To express interest in the bulk-buy power deal, visit http://www.warrandytecan.com.au and fill out an online registration form.
● If you do not have internet access but would still like to register your interest in the deal, call one of the following numbers: Wayne on 9844 4438, Jill on 9844 3872 or David on 9844 5904.