Is a Power Partner
Having recently adopted the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Costed Plan, Cowra Council is committed to increasing energy efficiency initiatives on Council assets. Council is looking forward to developing relationships and partnering with other local government areas and our community, as we collectively address the challenging issues ahead.
Council has chosen the following pledges
Power council operations by renewable energy, and set targets to increase the level of renewable power for council operations over time.
Install renewable energy (solar PV and battery storage) on council buildings.
Roll out energy efficient lighting across the municipality.
Use council resources to support the uptake of renewable energy.
Support local community renewable energy projects, and encourage investment in community energy.
What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
Council has been working on sustainability initiatives for many years and have recently finalised and endorsed the Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Plan 2020. This plan contains many new renewable energy options for Council infrastructure which will be rolled out over the coming years.
What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
With the adoption of the Efficiency & Renewable Energy Plan 2020, Council hopes to achieve the 100% renewables in the Cowra Shire by 2030. This will be by implementing the short, medium and long term infrastructure projects in a cost effective and efficient way.
What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership
Council is excited to be part of such a collaborative partnership and is looking forward to working with all of the likeminded Shires in the future.