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Mount Buffalo: Alternative Energy Solutions - PwC

PricewaterhouseCoopers was commissioned by the Alpine Shire Council to complete a business case feasibility assessment of tourism activation concepts.

Mount Buffalo has the potential to become an exemplar in sustainable design, innovation and renewable energy solutions for regional Victoria and Australia.

CONTEXT

HIP V. HYPE Sustainability was engaged by PwC to explore the potential for Mount Buffalo to be serviced entirely using locally generated, sustainable energy.
In collaboration with PwC, HIP V. HYPE Sustainability created an integrated off-grid renewable energy solution to support the mountain’s sustainable future.

The Horn Track, Mount Buffalo Image via Visit Bright

ACTION + ADVICE

_Analysis of energy demand and technology options under various development scenarios.
_Creation of 3 case studies demonstrating global best practice in sustainable energy solutions in alpine regions.
_Development of 3 alternative energy servicing solutions ranked by technical feasibility and high-level cost analysis.

IMPACT

The Alternative Energy Solutions report provided input to the Mount Buffalo Business Case Assessment and Activation. This has been released publically and received significant interest from local communities and the media. It is anticipated that further work will be undertaken to further these concepts in 2019.

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