Solar Victoria appoints new CEO
Solar Victoria has appointed a new CEO, Stan Krpan, who will lead the implementation of the state government’s Solar Homes Package. The incentive is helping households across the state reduce energy costs while boosting supply to the grid, creating almost 5500 new jobs and helping to tackle climate change.
Solar Homes will slash Victoria’s carbon emissions by almost four million tonnes — the equivalent of taking one million of Victoria’s 4.6 million cars off the road.
Household solar is expected to generate 12.5% of the state’s 40% target for renewable energy by 2025. From 1 July 2019, Solar Victoria will offer more rebates for solar panels, solar hot water and battery energy systems. This will also mark the start of the no-interest loans offer, which will allow households to install solar with no upfront costs, as well as solar panels for 50,000 rental properties and 10,000 solar batteries.
Krpan is an experienced chief executive with an outstanding track record for delivering energy, waste and sustainability programs. Prior to his appointment he was CEO of Sustainability Victoria, a role he held since 2012. As well as serving on several boards, Krpan has led significant reforms in law, health, safety, environment regulation and sustainability within Sustainability Victoria, the Environment Protection Authority and WorkSafe Victoria.
Announcing the appointment of the CEO role, Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio commented, “Mr Krpan has a strong record in this sector and the right experience to lead the delivery of our landmark Solar Homes package.
“Solar Victoria will help Victorians cut their energy costs while developing Victoria’s renewable energy industry and local jobs. We’re putting power back into the hands of Victorians — putting a power station on their roof to drive down energy costs, boost supply and fight climate change.”
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