MEFL is leading a consortium in the development of a business case and blueprint for a Zero Net Energy Town (ZNET) in rural NSW.
The project will determine how best to use local renewable energy resources, energy management and storage technologies to generate at least 100 per cent of the town’s energy needs.
The town of Uralla in NSW which is located inland from Coffs Harbour in the New England region has been chosen from five towns that submitted applications to become the zero net energy town. They won their place based on significant local commitment and a passion for renewables with already widespread solar uptake.
The NSW government will provide $105,000 through the Office of Environment and Heritage to fund the business case and blueprint.
We are very excited to be leading the successful consortium. We’re working with Enhar, Little Sketches, Climateworks, Percepscion and former Net Balance and Deloitte economist Rod Marsh to deliver this landmark project.