25 September 2023

Pegasus riding high with solar grant

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Ayesha Razzaq (left) with Jane Thompson

Local energy company ActewAGL has launched a solar grant program by installing a rooftop system at the headquarters of the Pegasus facility, which provides horseriding for people with disability.

General Manager Retail at ActewAGL, Ayesha Razzaq said the donation was part of the utility’s $100,000 commitment to help local charities and community organisations manage their energy costs.

“The Solar Grants Program is one of the initiatives under our Energy Support Fund that will help Pegasus future-proof themselves from increases in electricity costs,” Ms Razzaq said.

“Pegasus makes a big contribution to our community, so it’s great to support them to be more sustainable through providing and installing energy-efficient solar systems.”

She said the 5.4 kW system would enable Pegasus to save around $1,000 annually, which could be diverted towards its community programs.

Chief Executive of Pegasus, Jane Thompson “flicked the switch” to connect the new solar system to the ACT electricity network.

“These solar panels will allow us to direct the savings back to where it’s needed most and that is delivering quality horse-facilitated therapy to children and young adults with a disability,” Ms Thompson said.

“This is a fantastic program that will not only help us today but throughout the years.”

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