The Clean Energy Council has congratulated the New South Wales Government’s leadership in recognising the benefits of renewable energy at its Sydney Metro North West rail link project.

The government has tendered for renewable energy developers and pricing models as part of the rail link process

Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton said it was becoming increasingly common for governments and businesses across the globe to either build their own renewable energy or enter into contracts to supply it.

“It’s great to see the NSW Government joining this international trend with its tender for renewable energy as part of the rail link project.

“It’s another step forward for our industry, and recognition of the massive potential offered by renewable energy now and into the future.

“Other states of Australia have tendered for new renewable energy capacity, including Queensland’s government-owned utility Ergon Energy and Western Australian retailer Synergy. The Queensland Government was inundated by more than 2000 megawatts (MW) of applications for its 150 MW tender.”

The NSW Division of Resources & Energy and Transport for NSW is holding an industry briefing on the tender. The details are as follows:

Wednesday 3 February 2016
9.00 am - 11.00 am (9.30 Start)
Level 47 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney

Please contact by Friday 29 January if you would like to attend. Places are limited.