SHOROC State of the Region Report

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Key Indicators

1. Annual stationary energy consumption per capita: residential and business sectors (excluding travel).

2. Ratio of annual stationary energy consumption per capita in KwH from renewable and non-renewable energy sources (excluding travel).

Target (SHOROC Region)

1. Decrease in energy use over time.

2. An increase in the % use of renewable energy over time.

What is the current situation/trend?

1. Annual stationary energy consumption per capita: residential and business sectors

on-track Indicator is on-track

Electricity data is available and as shown in the table below. The table indicates the following for the SHOROC Region:

  • 5% reduction in average daily residential electricity use between 2009/2010 and 2011/12
  • 3% reduction in non-residential (low voltage only) electricity use between 2010/2011 and 2011/2012
SHOROC Region Electricity Report 2009-2012
Electricity Generating Use LGA Total use 2009/10 (MWh) Total use 2010/11(MWh) Total use 2011/12(MWh) Daily use per customer (kWh)2009/10 Daily use per customer (kWh)2010/11 Daily use per customer (kWh)2011/12 % Change 10/11 to 11/12
Residential Manly 119,002 119,812 115,273 17.1 17.1 16.3 -4.4%
Warringah 393,317 389,337 370,207 18.8 18.5 17.5 -5.70%
Pittwater 189,267 187,814 177,231 21.5 21.2 20.1 -5.4%
Mosman 104,459 104,820 99,808 21.7 20.9 19.9 -4.8%
SHOROC Region 802,535 801,782 762,519 19.1 19.1 18.2 -4.99%
Electricity Generating Use LGA Total use 2009/10 (MWh) Total use 2010/11(MWh) Total use 2011/12(MWh) % Change 10/11 to 11/12
Non-Residential (Low Voltage Only) Manly 95,388 91,300 88,912 -2.6%
Warringah 371,628 373,787 362,000 -3.2%
Pittwater 117,623 115,298 112,211 -2.7%
Mosman 48,708 48,516 46,504 -4.1%
SHOROC Region 633,347 628,901 609,627 -3.09%

Note: SHOROC is lobbying for gas data and renewable energy data to also be made available. Without gas and renewable energy usage data SHOROC can’t fully determine if a reduction in energy consumption is due to improved energy efficiency or because users have changed from electricity to gas or other renewable sources of energy.

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2. Ratio of annual stationary energy consumption per capita in KwH from renewable and non-renewable energy sources (excluding travel).

not available Indicator is not yet available

Green Power collects quarterly and annual sales data from retailers at a national and state level for residential and commercial renewable energy usage. This information is not yet available at the Local Government Area (LGA) level. This gap in LGA level data currently prohibits effective monitoring of the ratio of annual stationary energy consumption per capita in KwH from renewable and non-renewable energy sources in the SHOROC Region.

In 2011 SHOROC wrote to the NSW Government requesting that the Government require energy retailers to release data on Green Power purchases at the LGA level. No response has been received to date. The Local Government and Shires Association 2011 Annual Conference also resolved to urge retailers to release LGA level GreenPowerdata.

Data is however available on the solar generation exported to the grid. Based on this data there has been a significant increase in the amount of solar generated electricity exported back to the grid:

  • An increase from 541 to 9,754 MWh per annum
  • An increase of 73% from 2010-11 to 2011-12
SHOROC Region Solar Generation exported to grid 2009-2012
LGA Total 2009/10 (MWh) Total 2010/11(MWh) Total 2011/12(MWh) % Change 10/11 to 11/12
Manly 54 546 952 74%
Warringah 278 3,328 5,805 74%
Pittwater 179 1,552 2,526 63%
Mosman 30 216 471 118%
SHOROC Region 541 5,642 9,754 73%

Why use this indicator and what does this mean for the overall Health and Wellbeing of the SHOROC Region?

SHOROC is using this indicator as one of a suite of indicators to determine what the state of play is in respect to sustainable energy consumption, when measuring the overall health and wellbeing of the SHOROC Region.

Updated July 2013