Cabonne Council on Tuesday adopted an historic Renewable Energy Action Plan (REAP).
Consultants Constructive Energy prepared the comprehensive plan at the request of Council which was presented in March.
The REAP was developed after a detailed analysis of current electricity consumption and generation opportunities and included a reviewing scope for installation and management of renewable energy infrastructure.
The plan provides a knowledge base for Council to set out the options over the short to medium term for renewable energy projects including SMART metering and load control installations. These are earmarked in the the draft 2020/21 budget for implementation early in the next financial year.
In the meantime Constructive Energy have been engaged to proceed with the investigation of a Medium Scale Solar Generation identified as a proposed project in the Plan.
Stage 1 will establish size and location of at least 4 potential mid-scale solar arrays including enquiries to establish the viability of mid-scale arrays in or around each major centre within the Cabonne Local Government Area.
Development of a detailed financial/project model and specifications and documentation will follow.