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Advancing Clean Energy Schools Program

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The department is committed to supporting the Queensland Government's 50% renewable energy target in Queensland by 2030.

As one of the Queensland Government's largest energy consumers, state schools spend more than $70 million each year on energy. The $97 million Advancing Clean Energy Schools (ACES) program is reducing energy costs at more than 800 state schools through the installation of solar systems and other energy efficiency measures.

The ACES program is being delivered using a phased approach to support the safe delivery of the program and to enable validation of the program’s financial benefits. Installations were completed at 296 schools as part of Phase 1. Phase 2 is well underway with a target of 580 state schools to benefit from solar installations over the next 2 years.

On 27 February 2020, the Queensland Government announced an additional $71.1 million over 3 years to expand solar under the ACES Program as part of the Cooler Cleaner Schools Program from 2020-21 The additional funding is intended to assist in offsetting the energy needs of new air conditioning installations across the state.

The combined investment of $168.1 million for the ACES program will deliver a contribution of approximately 61.4 megawatts (MW) of solar to the Queensland Government’s 50% renewable energy sources goal by 2030 to reduce emissions, address climate change, create new jobs and diversify the economy.

The ACES program is also supporting local businesses and subcontractors to create jobs and assist local economies.

Alexandra Hills State School
Berserker Street State School
Boyne Island State School
Carbrook State School
Chelona State School
Coolnwynpin State School
Elanora State School
Hervey Bay State High School
Kawungan State School
Kuranda District State College
Logan City Special School
Malanda State High School
Proserpine State High School
Redcliffe Special School
Seven Hills State School
Tannum Sands State High School
Tewantin State School
Wulguru State School

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Additional state schools announced as part of Phase 1 of ACES Program by region

State schools included in Phase 3 of ACES Program by region

State schools included in Phase 2 of ACES Program by region

State schools included in Phase 1 of ACES Program by region

Last updated 04 December 2020