12. Yack Health

Project 12: Yackandandah Health, Vic

This project is helping the town of Yackandandah get a bit closer to its 100% renewable energy goal. Yackandandah Health is the local non-profit community-owned hospital.
Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY)

Project story…

Yack Health had already installed a 90kW solar PV system and started replacing their lights with LED alternatives, but they have a lot of lights! They asked us to help replace the rest of their lights, and we were happy to do so, since simply improving energy efficiency will take the town a lot closer to reaching the 100% renewable energy goal.

See what has been achieved via the CORENA loan to Yackandandah Health so far

* The MWh figure is the amount of grid electricity avoided by solar electricity generation and energy efficiency measures. The resultant reductions in carbon emissions can be visualised as an equivalent number of average households switching from grid electricity to 100% renewable electricity, noting that the subsequent projects have been avoiding grid electricity for less time than the original project.

This project has been fully funded – Thank you!

Honour roll – donated directly to this project

Honour roll – showing Big Win donations that were temporarily used for this project then later repaid to the Big Win funding stream where they helped fund the Enova Community Generator project.

Status: Funded project – loan fully repaid
Loan amount: $20,000
Loan repayments: $1,000/quarter

Work details

Replacing fluro light fittings with 24W LED oyster fittings in all hallways, residents’ rooms and ensuites.
Replacing fluro fittings with 9W LED tubes in utility rooms and skylights.
Replacing 57 external security lights with 14W LED bunker fittings
Cost: $26,443.56, with CORENA lending $20,000 of that
Expected savings: Since the hospital is on a demand tariff and it is difficult to accurately estimate exactly how much demand charges will be reduced, we couldn’t calculate an exact savings figure, but Yack Health agreed to set a 5-year payback period.

Reduction in carbon emissions/yr: Equivalent to 2.89 average households using renewable electricity instead of grid electricity