Renewable Energy Project

We're exploring options to install solar power panels on a number of suitable Hunter Water assets to reduce our impact on the environment.

This major investment in renewable energy will take us one step closer to achieving our aspirational goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Fast Facts

Location: Branxton WWTW

Project Duration: 2020-2021

System size: 99.7kW

Background

We are currently developing a number of behind-the-meter solar projects across a number of our sites. We have recently completed what is expected to be the first of many solar projects, a 99.7kW system at Branxton Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW), made up of both roof and ground mounted solar panels.

Solar is expected to be rolled out in a staged approach with the first package of sites currently at procurement stage, with between 1-1.4MW of solar expected to be progressively installed at some of our Wastewater Treatment Works from early 2021. Planning for the next package of sites is now underway which will likely consist of an additional 1MW of solar to be rolled out from mid-2021.

Community benefits

Savings made by the project will enable funds to be invested into other projects to support the sustainable growth of the region.

The Branxton WWTW solar project has now been commissioned and we are applying the learnings from this project to inform the future roll out of solar projects across our regions assets.

Location map - Branxton WWTW

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