Horizon Power has laid out a plan to provide most of Exmouth’s electricity needs using renewable energy by 2025. The energy provider last week hosted a forum in Exmouth to outline its plans to green the town’s grid, with a target of 80 per cent renewable capacity within the next three years. Horizon Power representative Donna Gibson said Exmouth residents had shown a strong appetite for clean energy. “Exmouth is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with residents having a strong appetite for transition to a cleaner, greener future,” she said. “More than 40 residents, local business owners and local government representatives attended the community meeting.” The meeting was designed to explore community desire for high penetration of renewable energy and technology solutions to remove barriers to additional customer rooftop solar. Rooftop solar hosting capacity in Exmouth is currently exhausted, with an interim release of 400kW scheduled for November 15 and a further release anticipated for March. The second release will be made possible by the installation of a 3.4MW battery storage system at the Exmouth Power Station early in 2022. More than 20 per cent of the town’s renewable energy is expected to be generated by distributed customer energy sources post-2024 with centralised renewable energy expected to contribute up to 60 per cent of the town’s requirements. Ms Gibson said she was confident Exmouth would one day be powered entirely by renewables.