Mid-Western Regional Council Solar Project

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Over the past two years Council has engaged local consultants, Constructive Energy, to identify ways of controlling energy costs through efficiency and renewable energy. Councillors formally adopted a Renewable Energy Action Plan in 2019 and Council progressed feasibility planning on the possibility of constructing, owning and operating a solar array. Two sites have been identified for 5 Megawatt solar arrays at the Mudgee and Gulgong Sewerage Treatment Plants.

5 Megawatts is more than enough to completely offset Council usage which led to the question; how could Council make best use of excess solar generated electricity? In keeping with Council's aim to support local jobs and industry, it was recognised that it would be beneficial if local businesses could share in the energy.

Over the past two years Council has engaged local consultants, Constructive Energy, to identify ways of controlling energy costs through efficiency and renewable energy. Councillors formally adopted a Renewable Energy Action Plan in 2019 and Council progressed feasibility planning on the possibility of constructing, owning and operating a solar array. Two sites have been identified for 5 Megawatt solar arrays at the Mudgee and Gulgong Sewerage Treatment Plants.

5 Megawatts is more than enough to completely offset Council usage which led to the question; how could Council make best use of excess solar generated electricity? In keeping with Council's aim to support local jobs and industry, it was recognised that it would be beneficial if local businesses could share in the energy.