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The new 99 kilowatt (kW) Solar PV Plant at the Leeton Waste Water Treatment Plant on Fivebough Road was officially launched this morning.
At its April 2016 Ordinary Council Meeting Leeton Shire Council approved the transfer of $175,000 from the Sewer Restrictions Fund to allow for the construction of the new solar system.
Councils Manager Water & Waste Water Greg Richards said that the new solar system at the Leeton Waste Water Treatment Plant generates renewable energy that helps run Councils essential waste water operations in an environmentally and financially sustainable manner.
"Last year Leeton Shire Council contracted Photon Energy to install the Solar PV system at the Sewerage Treatment Plant. This system will produce annual energy of 166,599kWh, annual return on investment of 9.1%, an annual carbon offset of 145 tonnes of carbon dioxide and reduce electricity costs by 50%."
Mayor Cr Paul Maytom commended Photon and Council staff for a job well done and was full of praise for this latest innovation which drives greater efficiencies operationally while ensuring Leeton is contributing to environmental sustainability.
"Council is very supportive of renewable energy initiatives happening in our Shire. The new solar system at the Waste Water Treatment Plant has been operating for just over 3 months now and is functioning extremely efficiently already. The net savings over 25 years will be $347,000."
"Council will continue to investigate other opportunities for renewable energy across the Shire as this is makes good business sense operationally and is environmentally responsible."
Photon Energy is also currently proposing to build and commission their own 25MWp solar power plant in Leeton on Fivebough Road. A Development Application is currently under assessment by Council and a decision will be made by the Joint Regional Planning Panel in the coming months.
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