RESULTS AUSGRID SURVEY

You may recall the survey by Ausgrid regarding our power usage patterns and the community’s attitude towards potential reliability improvement methods that Ausgrid is investigating.

From the communication we received:

“The survey responses received from 170 residents (approximately 33% of households) found that:

  • The majority of respondents (96.5%) would either support or would consider supporting a renewable energy approach to solve energy reliability problems in the area.
  • A majority of respondents (80.5%) would be willing to or would consider housing renewable energy technology on their property.
  • A majority of respondents (93%) would be willing to or would consider reducing their energy load during a network outage if this was required as part of the solution put forward by Ausgrid
  • A majority of respondents (93.5%) would be willing to or would consider a shared community solution not involving a new cable.

Distribution and awareness of the survey was supported by Northern Beaches Council, Scotland Island Resident Association and West Pittwater Community Association.”

Read the full communication there.

Ausgrid says there will be community sessions for further community consultation. SIRA supports the continuation of this engagement and will keep you updated on these upcoming sessions.

From the survey results it seems that it can be concluded that there is sufficient community support for alternative solutions.

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