Australian carbon-neutral energy provider Nectr has signed a landmark 10-year deal with Cumberland Council to provide energy across the Sydney local government area.
Community facilities – such as aquatic centres, libraries, commercial offices, sports fields, streetlights and car parks – across the Cumberland Council precinct in Sydney’s west will be supplied with renewable energy from Nectr in the electricity supply agreement.
With a population of approximately 240,000 residents, and 250 council facilities, the local government area will be powered by renewable energy largely sourced by solar farms through a power purchase agreement with Business Green Energy.
Nectr managing director Andrew Butler says the agreement with Cumberland Council is a turning point for commercial energy users.
“These types of agreements were usually reserved for larger industrial energy users and energy suppliers, but at Nectr we believe opening opportunities to all business types and sizes will present greater benefits to the broader community,” he says.
“Supplying Cumberland Council facilities with renewable energy is a first for Nectr. It’s a partnership that will help manage their long-term energy supply and support the development of new solar assets to fast-track Australia’s shift to cleaner, greener energy generation.
“Nectr is pioneering change in the energy industry with consumer solar and battery energy bundle offers unlike any other on the market, and now with a partnership that will revolutionise the way we think about energy.”