Uralla named NSW’s first zero net energy town

Uralla named NSW’s first zero net energy town

Uralla, located in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales, has been selected to become the state’s first zero net energy town, according to Energy Business News.

The town competed against Bingara, Manilla, Glen Innes and Tenterfield and was chosen because of its “strong support from the community, local businesses and local residents but importantly the local government sector,” Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy Lesley Williams said.

A feasibility study will be conducted at Uralla to determine how wind and solar can be used to create a zero net energy mix, the report said.

Solar installations have been created at various community hubs in Uralla, such as the local aged care development and swimming pool, and the town has also cut its waste volume, achieving its goal of becoming the tidiest town in the state.