Council hosts Renewable Energy Think Tank events to bring together community representatives and industry experts and identify viable opportunities for renewable energy projects in the Tweed.
Since 2012, the Renewable Energy Think Tank's aims have been to:
- Determine the region's energy demand profile;
- Determine the region's energy supply;
- Identify opportunities for new (renewable) energy supply sources in the region, such as turbines, solar farms on disused banana farm slopes, big solar on Council facilities, solar community programs, expansion of co-gen opportunities in industry; and
- Identify opportunities for energy efficiency improvements across all sectors, so the demand profile is easier to match to the supply profile.
Previous years' outcomes
See below for outcomes and documents relating to previous Think Tanks.