Burwood Council goes green in landmark 100% renewable energy deal
Published on 23 December 2022
Burwood Council is joining 24 other participating councils in one of the largest renewable energy deals for local government which will see all power to its facilities switched to 100% renewable energy from 1 January 2023.
Mayor John Faker who also currently holds the position of SSROC President said it was an important milestone for Council.
“Council has diligently investigated this deal and is thrilled to announce our commitment to powering all of our sites and streetlights with 100% renewable energy.”
“We were one of the first in the state to transition to 100% renewable energy on all of our smart poles located throughout the Local Government Area so it was a natural progression for us to harness this opportunity to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and source clean energy for operations across all of our buildings,” Cr Faker said.
Worth approximately $180 million, the milestone retail electricity agreement will deliver over 214 gigawatt hours of electricity per year to 25 councils across NSW and will be delivered from three solar farms in rural NSW.
It involves the supply of electricity to over 300 major council facilities, more than 210,000 streetlights and more than 3000 small sites managed by councils.
The 25 participating councils collectively represent over 3 million people, which is almost 38% of NSW population.
The participating councils are: Bayside, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, Fairfield, Georges River, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, North Sydney, Parramatta, Port Stephens, Randwick, Ryde, Singleton, Sutherland, Tamworth, Waverley, Willoughby and Woollahra.
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