NSW schools make savings with commitment to sustainable energy

Release date: 05 August 2021

The NSW Government has announced the next steps for the Schools Renewable Energy Infrastructure Pilot Project that will explore the potential for schools to use solar PV panels and batteries to increase the schools use of renewable energy, cut power bills and reduce demand on the electricity network.

There are 25 schools across metropolitan and regional NSW that have so far been identified to participate in the pilot project. It’s estimated that the 25 schools will collectively generate approximately 2,400,000 kWh of electricity in the first full year of operation of the systems.

The learnings from this pilot will help inform the decision of a potential larger-scale implementation of these technologies in NSW public schools.

The following schools have been selected to participate in Tranche 1 of the Pilot Project (subject to approvals from the Distribution Network Service Providers who operate the poles and wires to which the schools are connected:

1. Black Springs Public School
2. Bowral Public School
3. Coraki Public School
4. Dorrigo Public School
5. Duri Public School
6. Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School
7. Gerogery Public School
8. Glenbrook Public School
9. Gulgong Public School
10. Gymea Technology High School
11. Kingswood Public School
12. Lake Munmorah Public School
13. Lowesdale Public School
14. Lyndhurst Public School
15. Mandurama Public School
16. Nemingha Public School
17. Sandon Public School
18. Stuart Town Public School
19. Vacy Public School
20. Walbundrie Public School
21. Wambangalang Environmental Education Centre
22. Wee Waa Public and High School (combined)
23. Werris Creek Public School
24. Willow Tree Public School
25. Yarrowitch Public School