The need for affordable and clean energy is important for both economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. Currently our region is faced with several energy challenges;
Our current circumstances have meant a loss of investment growth in some of our areas as the energy requirements could not be met. While progress has been made on many fronts with solar farms being established in the region for example, much more could be done.
The retirement of ageing coal-fired generators over the next 20 years combined with increasing demands, especially at peak times, will put enormous pressure on an already struggling system. The NSW Government recently released a plan to establish “Energy Zones” across NSW to support a transition to a modern energy system.
The Hay area is identified as one of the three zones. The RAMJO will need to work with government on this strategy as well as the NSW Renewable Energy Action Plan. The need for improved access to clean energy has been highlighted in many strategic documents and generating energy from waste is an emerging opportunity.
RAMJO will achieve: