Things have been very quiet since our joint meeting in November.
The loan agreement document has been sent to the manager of NERPSA for completion of the loan request for panels for Bernard Briggs kindergarten. This includes details of the system to be installed and the loan required. Details of the estimated savings and the suggested quarterly repayment of $350 have also been sent, with the fist quarterly repayment on April 1.
The panels will be installed allowing time to hear from Winton Solar Farm about our grant application. If the grant is late, or we are unsuccessful, BSFG will underwrite the loan. Once I know about the installation date and switching the system on, I will let you know.
Our next meeting will probably be in later January, once we have heard back from BSFG about any changes in relation to action groups.
Today I received a Christmas card from Helen Haines addressed to ‘John and all at REB’, wishing us all a joyous festive season.
Can I add my wishes to everyone for a great Christmas and a healthy and safe 2022.
Members of the Benalla Community Energy Project, a working group of Renewable Energy Benalla, attended the meeting of Renewable Energy Benalla on Monday 15 November where it was agreed that the two groups should combine and act as one action group. Thank you to BCEP members for attending the meeting, which led to some positive results.
The minutes of November's meeting are included below. I have previously forwarded to Peter Holmes, BSFG President, the section of the minutes that relate to issues to discuss with BSFG, and David Blore has also met with him to discuss these issues.
As recorded in the minutes, Benalla Community Energy Project (BCEP) is currently in the process of installing solar panels on Bernard Briggs kindergarten. We work with the North East Regional Pre-School association (NERPSA) who manage the kindergarten and they are who BSFG makes the loan to, to pay for the installation. The estimated savings they should make with the installation of the panels suggests a quarterly repayment of $350.
In relation to the next meeting, we will need to wait until BSFG has come to some decision about the issues we have raised with them.
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Banner - launch of REB's Munro Avenue Pre School 'behind the meter' solar panel installation, May 6 '21