City of Canada Bay goes 100% renewable

Solar farm

City of Canada Bay target carbon emissions in huge deal with SSROC and ZEN

One of the largest renewable energy deals for local government, which will see the City of Canada Bay along with 24 other participating councils supplied by three NSW solar farms, has been announced today by the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC), which brokered the deal with electricity retailer ZEN Energy Retail Pty Ltd. (ZEN Energy).

“This is a landmark day not only for our local community but for the whole State,” said City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas.

“From July 1 this year our Council’s electricity supply will be 100% renewable. Coming just weeks after the City of Canada Bay was announced as the Overall Sustainable Cities winner at the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Awards, this new deal further showcases our leadership on climate change.”

Worth approximately $180 million, the landmark retail electricity agreement will deliver over 214 gigawatt hours of electricity per year to 25 councils across 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 agreement commences in 2022 and runs to 2026 with an option to extend to 2030.

Under the agreement City of Canada Bay has opted for 100% renewable energy from July 1, 2022.

Overall, 83% of the councils’ total electricity supply will be covered by renewable energy from the Moree, Hillston and Nevertire Solar Farms, all located within NSW.

The participating councils are: Bayside, Burwood, Campbelltown, City of 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.

SSROC was advised by Sourced Energy, Next Energy, Allens and Procure Group.

City of Canada Bay target carbon emissions in huge deal with SSROC and ZEN

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