Findings from the Manymak LIEEP project: a utility and housing provider perspective

Findings from the Manymak LIEEP project: a utility and housing provider perspective

Authors:

Sam Latz, Jason Randall and Mirza Humayun Baig

Organisation of Presenter:

Power and Water Corporation, Australia

Abstract:

The Manymak Energy Efficiency Project trialled and evaluated household energy efficiency education and technologies with over 590 remote indigenous households in the East Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory. The project ran from May 2013 to December 2015 and provided energy efficiency education to all participating households, as well as retrofits to 448 houses and an in-house display trial to 252 houses. It was the largest trial of its kind in Australia and produced a range of new findings of relevance to a range of stakeholders and decision makers.
This presentation draws on the findings contained in the project’s Final Report, due to be published in late 2016. It looks specifically at the project’s quantitative findings related to the provision of electricity and housing services in remote Indigenous communities. Findings include the key drivers of household energy consumption in the participating households including the relative importance of occupancy, appliances and house design features. It presents the rationale for selection of the energy efficiency retrofits included in the project and explores the measured energy savings attributable to the retrofitting of different technologies. It also presents findings from a small thermal comfort study conducted in one of the communities as part of the project.