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Solar at Waterview Laboratory

We're investigating solar feasibility at the Waterview Treatment Plant.

We’ve been installing solar across a number of sites since 2013 as part of Council's Photovoltaic Delivery Program. This has been one of the many success stories of the Energy Management Framework and its Energy Savings Action Plan.

We set an ambitious carbon reduction target of 40% in non-landfill emissions by 2025. Waterview Wastewater Treatment Plant is one of Council’s largest energy consumption assets with plans for doubling its treatment capacity in the medium term.

The Waterview Wastewater Treatment Plant consumes around 1,440,000kWh of electricity per year. Our preferred solution is to install a 99kW solar system at the Waterview Wastewater Treatment Plant which would generated approximately 150,000kWh of renewable energy per year.