Sustainability Victoria announced today that its CEO Stan Krpan has resigned to take up a new role as inaugural CEO of Solar Victoria, leading the implementation of the Victorian Government’s Solar Homes Package.
From July 1, 2019, Solar Victoria will offer Victorians 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.
Solar Homes will cut 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 per cent of Victoria’s 40 per cent target for renewable energy by 2025.
Sustainability Victoria Board Chair Heather Campbell said under Stan’s leadership, Sustainability Victoria delivered Australia’s first statewide waste infrastructure plan, growing investment in waste and resource recovery infrastructure, market development and education to their highest levels.
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“After the Paris Accord in 2015, Sustainability Victoria forged strong climate change and energy programs to help deliver the government’s net zero carbon target by 2050, including our world first government led climate pledge program, TAKE2, energy efficiency and zero net carbon building programs, community renewable power hubs and of course, Solar Victoria,” Ms Campbell said.
“This will be a seamless transition for both Stan and Solar Victoria as that organisation moves to become a standalone entity reporting to the Secretary, Department of Environment Land Water and Planning and the Minister.”
Mr Krpan is an experienced chief executive with an outstanding track record for delivering energy, waste and sustainability programs. Until his appointment he was CEO of Sustainability Victoria, a role he held since 2012.
Mr Krpan has led significant reforms in law, health, safety and environment regulation and sustainability within Sustainability Victoria, the Environment Protection Agency and WorkSafe Victoria, and served on various boards.
Carl Muller, Director Corporate Services at Sustainability Victoria will act as CEO in the interim while a full recruitment process is underway.
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