Powerful success at primary school
SUCCESS Primary School has joined a handful of WA schools in being chosen for a powerful change which could save them money on power bills.
The primary school is one of 10 that will be part of the State Government’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) plan to promote sustainable and economical energy use.
A VPP is a network of distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar panels, batteries and electric vehicles that are ‘aggregated’ and shared with an energy retailer to provide a more sustainable power system.
As part of the plan, the schools involved will receive commercial batteries and solar panels, enabling them to store excess energy for later use.
Success Primary School principal Kristy Mularczyk said they were excited to be selected for a project that aligned with their objective to be a sustainable school.
“When the Government launched the solar panel project about 10 years ago and we were a new school, we jumped in on that and had the solar panels here already, so it’s something that has been a long-term interest for us,” she said.
“We try save every penny so we can invest it in improving student outcomes.”
Ms Mularczyk said the school had already embraced eco-friendly enterprises.
Success Primary students Alessandra McDonnell, Liam McDonnell and Liam Field with principal Kristy Mularczyk.