“Plans to open up the Central West of NSW to more renewable energy have generated overwhelming investor interest – topping $38 billion, or nine times the government’s available capacity… [and has] drawn proposals for 27,000MW in so-called 113 registrations of interest, the Berejiklian government said…
The projects in the Central West are expected to bring 450 construction jobs to the region and generate enough electricity to power 1.3 million homes when completed.” – Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 2020
Informa Australia is delighted to be hosting the Renewable Energy in the Central West Forum as a virtually delivered event on the 15th September via a live stream and interactive meeting rooms. This event will explore the Central West’s renewables transformation and what this means for the future of the region.
In order to ensure reliable and affordable energy supply for energy consumers across the state, the NSW Government are planning to invest in the creation of Renewable Energy Zones to help unlock a significant pipeline of large-scale renewable energy and storage projects while supporting private sector investment in NSW’s regions, the first of which will be located in the Central West – The Central-West Orana REZ.
With the help of the State Government investment the Central West is predicted to attract 3,000MW of investment in wind and solar projects to replace ageing coal-fired power stations, transforming the region and bringing investment into the local community.
Join us to explore the Central West’s renewable energy journey.
- An update on the development of the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone
- Case studies on the proposed renewable projects
- Policy landscape
- Community engagement and social license
- Technology outlook
In light of the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the Renewable Energy in the Central West Forum will be delivered as a virtual event. You will still have access to the same great content, hear from leading experts, unique networking and business development opportunities with key decisions makers including the ability to directly ask questions and engage virtually all from the safety and comfort of your own home or workplace.
Rest assured, Informa is evolving & adapting with the times – and will be delivering premium content, networking and business development opportunities for Australia’s renewable energy industry in the months ahead to ensure you can stay connected.
Managing Director – Energy, PwC Australia
The Hon. Matthew Kean MP
Minister for Energy and Environment, NSW Government
Councillor Reg Kidd
Mayor, Orange City Council
Director, Energy Infrastructure and Zones, NSW Department of Planning & Environment
Deputy Secretary, Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability, NSW Department of Planning & Environment
Director Business Development & Transactions, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
Director - Clean Futures Team, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)
Professor Andrew Blakers
Director, ANU Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems
President, NSW Farmers Association
Chair, Energy Democracy Central West New South Wales Co-operative
Head of Development Australia, Neoen
Executive Manager, Engineering, Essential Energy
Managing Director, ITP Renewables
Development Manager, CWP Renewables Pty Ltd
Benefits to Attending Virtually
Why attend Renewable Energy in the Central West Forum Virtually?
View our virtual platform in the video below.