Waste-to-Energy Micro-Power Station Network
It’s exciting to announce that our partnership with Hepburn Shire Council has resulted in $105,000 development funding from the Andrews Labor Government, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the City of Ballarat to develop the business case for a Waste-to-Energy Micro-Power Station Network. Six central Victorian Councils can now go ahead and work together developing a network of up to 70 micro waste-to-energy anaerobic digestion energy facilities - equivalent to building a 6MW Council-owned co-generation power station in the region!
With a potential payback of under four years, an ROI of over 20%, a financial saving to the six participating Councils of approximately $20 million over twenty years (as well as cutting local GHHG emissions by 80,000 tonnes per year), this project promises to be a no-brainer for regional investment and a kick-start on our way to zero-net emissions by 2050.
The project is an expansion of the ground-breaking work Hepburn Shire has done developing and scoping the technology. Hepburn received a grant of $50,000 to from the New Energy Jobs Fund
to finalise their business case in addition to $75,000 from the Collaborative Council – Sustainability Fund Partnership Program
round 2 to develop the proof-of-concept for the larger regional network.
For a look at the details go to CVGA Projects page here.