Queensland Government congratulates Queensland Police Service on installation of solar power
Hendra Police Station is now generating up to 30% of its electricity needs onsite thanks to the installation of new solar panels as part of the Queensland Government’s Electricity Optimisation Project (EOP).
Member for Nudgee Ms Leanne Linard MP joined Acting Officer in Charge Wesley Keys in celebrating this initiative, which will see solar panels installed in over 40 Police Stations across the State along with other cost saving measures.
Ms Linard said the Hendra Police Station was one of the first to receive solar panels under the EOP which will reduce electricity related costs across the Service so funding can be spent in other areas, including frontline policing.
“The EOP is multi-faceted and includes battery storage, tariff optimisation, addressing air-conditioner temperature behaviours and installing energy efficient lighting solutions”.
“Not only is the project delivering significant costs savings to the Service, but it also reduces carbon emissions, represents socially responsible investment, and aligns with Queensland Government priorities of becoming a greener state,” Ms Linard said.