Renewable Energy Trail
The Renewable Energy Trail is both an education and tourism resource – a self-drive guided trail to showcase the diversity of renewable energy infrastructure sites located within the south east NSW-ACT region.
SERREE is developing the Renewable Energy Trail (RE Trail) in collaboration with the region’s key renewable energy stakeholders – industry, governments, communities, educational institutions and tourism operators to position the ACT and south east NSW as Australia’s exemplar region of renewable energy excellence.
The ACT and surrounding NSW region has many of the BIGGEST and BEST Renewable Energy infrastructure sites in Australia:
- Australia's largest agriculturally integrated solar PV facility – Mugga Lane Solar Park (13MW) *Under Construction*
- World’s largest parabolic solar thermal dish concentrator – ANU Big Dish (500m2)
- Australia’s largest hydro-electric generator – Snowy Mountains Scheme (4,100MW)
- World’s largest bioreactor landfill project – Woodlawn Bioreactor (waste to energy)
- One of Australia’s largest utility-scale solar PV facilities – Royalla Solar Farm (20MW)
- NSW’s largest wind energy generator – Gullen Range Wind Farm (165.5MW)
- Southern Hemisphere‘s largest geothermal heat pump – Geoscience Australia (2.5MW)
- Australia's largest community-owned solar farm project – SolarShare Canberra (1MW)
Variety of self-drive touring loops:
- ACT – includes the world's largest solar thermal concentrator dish
- Northern – includes NSW's largest wind farm
- Eastern – includes one of the world's largest bioreactor landfill projects
- Southern – includes Australia's largest hydro-electric generator
Phase I of the RE Trail was officially launched by ACT Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell MLA at SERREE's Renewable Energy Day 2015 held on Friday, 30 October at the Canberra Institute of Technology’s Renewable Energy Skills Centre of Excellence.
Click here to download the RE Trail brochure that includes maps of each Trail loop.
NB: As these sites are located on private property, please respect property owners by not trespassing on their land. It is envisaged that some sites will develop viewing facilities as part of Phase II of the Trail development, and that others will open to the public on designated days. Join our mailing list to receive further Trail announcements.
Listen to an ABC interview about the Trail with SERREE Director, Liz Veitch.
Phase II of the Trail development has been outlined in a Renewable Energy Trail Concept and Action Plan, a consultancy undertaken by TRC Tourism and supported by SERREE Corporate Sponsor, Zhenfa Australia.
Click here to download the SERREE RE Trail Concept and Action Plan. Your thoughts around Trail development or feedback on the Plan would be most appreciated.