ku-ring-gai council renewable energy

The Council is one of 25 NSW local government areas partnering with renewable energy supplier Zen Energy in a deal brokered by the South Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC).

The deal means that Ku-ring-gai Council will transition to 100% renewable energy for operational use from July 2022.

Worth approximately $180 million, the landmark electricity agreement is an important part of the Council’s goal to drive down greenhouse gas emissions to zero by the year 2040.

ku-ring-gai council renewable energy

Ku-ring-gai has joined 24 NSW councils and the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) to ink the agreement with renewable energy retailer ZEN Energy.

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.

Electricity for the participating councils will include generation by the Moree, Hillston and Nevertire solar farms in regional NSW.

Announcing the landmark deal today, Mayor Jeff Pettett said the agreement with Zen Energy had been over two years in the making, but was ‘well worth the wait’.

“I think our residents will see this as a great step forward in Ku-ring-gai’s goal to reach Net Zero by 2040,” he said.

“It also means Ku-ring-gai Council will meet its 2025 target for 100% renewable energy three years earlier than planned”.

The Mayor added that over 100 Ku-ring-gai residents had signed up to become ‘Net Zero Champions’ in the local area, spreading the word about alternative energy sources such as solar.

Find out more about Net Zero in Ku-ring-gai and how residents can take action at krg.nsw.gov.au/netzero

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