10-year contract: Under a 10-year power purchase agreement with
Regional Wind Farms, Country Energy will purchase all of the
electricity and renewable energy credits generated by the wind farm.
Regional general manager Guy Chick said Country EnergyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s comprehensive
renewable energy strategy included the purchase of more and more energy
from renewable sources.
Other green energy sources: In addition to wind farm projects in regional NSW and SA, Country Energy also purchases:
– hydro-electricity from stations throughout NSW;
– biomass energy (energy generated from natural materials such as
plants and organic landfill) from NSWÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Far North Coast, Queensland and
– a food waste to energy plant in Sydney; and
– solar farms and rooftop solar systems across NSW.
Further information: To enquire about countrygreen energy phone 13 23 56, fill out an on-line form at http://www.countryenergy.com.au/green or visit a local Country Energy customer service centre.
Reference: Country Energy, January 2006. Media contact: Caron
Lasscock, Public Affairs Advisor, Far West, on 08 8082 5329 or 0428 161
Erisk Net, 19/1/2006