Warrnambool City Council is hoping to learn key renewable energy and environmental sustainability lessons from the Swedish regional city of Mariestad when delegates come to the city next week.
Representatives from Mariestad will share with Warrnambool their insights on renewable energy and cutting carbon emissions.
Mariestad Council has partnered with a Gothenburg-based company Nilsson Energy to introduce technology that stores renewable energy as hydrogen and uses hydrogen to power vehicles and heat buildings.
Warrnambool mayor Tony Herbert said he was looking foward to the presentation, which is open to the public and will be held at Deakin University.
We want Warrnambool to be carbon neutral by 2040. It's a huge challenge.Tony Herbert
"We want Warrnambool to be carbon neutral by 2040," he said.
"This is one of the goals in the Warrnambool 2040 plan which was developed by the community.
"It's a huge challenge and it's the same challenge faced by communities across the globe, including Mariestad.
"They are introducing a really innovative solution and one that could work for Warrnambool.
"This visit gives us an opportunity to learn more and share the knowledge with the community."
The presentation on the Mariestad solution will be held on April 29 at 10.30am.
A Q&A and networking session will be held after the presentation.
Speakers include the Mayor of Mariestad Jonas Abrahamsson and the Senior Technical Director of Nilsson Energy Hans-Olof Nilsson.
It will be held at Deakin's lecture theatre G1.01
RSVP by Monday, April 22,to Juan Donis, sustainability unit, Warrnambool City Council by emailing email@example.com or calling 5559 4489.