The Victorian government has appointed Stan Krpan as the inaugural chief executive officer of Solar Victoria.
Krpan will lead the implementation of the Labor government’s Solar Homes package, which is to help households across Victoria cut their energy costs while boosting supply to the grid.
Solar Homes aims to cut Victoria’s carbon emissions by almost four million tonnes – the equivalent of taking one million of Victoria’s 4.6 million cars off the road. Household solar is expected to generate 12.5 per cent of Victoria’s 40 per cent target for renewable energy by 2025.
From 1 July 2019, Solar Victoria will offer Victorians even more rebates for solar panels, solar hot water and battery energy systems.
This will also mark the start of the no-interest loans offer, which will allow households to install solar with no upfront costs, as well as solar panels for 50,000 rental properties and 10,000 solar batteries
Krpan is an experienced chief executive with an outstanding track record for delivering energy, waste and sustainability programs. Until his appointment he was CEO of Sustainability Victoria, a role he held since 2012.
Krpan has led reforms in law, health, safety and environment regulation and sustainability within Sustainability Victoria, the Environment Protection Agency and WorkSafe Victoria, and served on various boards.
“Mr Krpan has a strong record in this sector and the right experience to lead the delivery of our landmark Solar Homes package,” said state Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio.
“Solar Victoria will help Victorians cut their energy costs while developing Victoria’s renewable energy industry and local jobs.”