Bundaberg

Is a Power Partner
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200 kW

battery system planned

100 kW

solar system to be installed

90,000

trees planted

Bundaberg Regional Council is pleased to join a select group of councils who are determined to demonstrate their leadership and provide direction for an environmentally conscious and resilient future – for this generation and future generations to come.

Cr Jack Dempsey

What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy or broader sustainability

Bundaberg Regional Council adopted its Clean Energy Bundaberg Strategy (2014) as a means to promote clean energy opportunities and transition away from non-renewable energy sources. This strategy has set forth the goals and vision for a self-sustaining region with energy and resource management as a top priority. Under this strategy, a number of initiative across the entire organisation have been accomplished and include the following:

What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy or broader sustainability

Bundaberg Regional Council is looking to build upon its strong foundation of renewable energy and broader sustainability across a wide variety of initiatives. Future work includes continued installation of solar systems across Council assets (including a 450 kW system on a newly commissioned wastewater treatment plant); installation of electric vehicle charging stations as part of the Queensland Electric Super Highway; and collaboration with a leading biofuels company to prepare a feasibility study for a Biofutures Park.

Why council joined the Cities Power Partnership 

Bundaberg Regional Council is committed to providing leadership and direction for an environmentally conscious and resilient future. In addition, Council looks forward to sharing information and learning from other like-minded Councils that place a heighted importance on delivering positive environmental outcomes.

 

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Bundaberg Partnership Action Pledge

Our power partners are commited to switching to non-polluting energy and reducing emissions in their communities.

Power council operations by renewables, directly (with solar PV or wind), or by purchasing Greenpower (from electricity retailers). Set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time. Example projects: Rubyanna Waste Water Treatment Plant Solar System (450 kW); Airport (100 kW); and other solar installations on Council-owned assets. Bundaberg Regional Council will be working on targets as part of our upcoming Sustainable Bundaberg 2030 Strategy work.

Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings for example childcare facilities, libraries, street lighting, recreation centres, sporting grounds, and council offices. Example projects: Multiplex Solar System (100 kW) + Battery Backup (200 kW), as well as numerous solar projects to be completed throughout 2018.

Implement landfill gas methane flaring or capture for electricity generation.

Provide fast-charging infrastructure throughout the city at key locations for electric vehicles. Projects include EV Charging Stations (Childers and Mulitplex), future rollout of Queensland Electric Super Highway and Burnett Heads Redevelopment.

Set city-level renewable energy or emissions reduction targets and sustainable energy policies to provide a common goal and shared expectations for local residents and businesses. Refer to Sustainable Bundaberg 2030 Strategy Development

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