Employment, training and local supply opportunities
EnergyCo is committed to ensuring local communities have an opportunity to participate in building the infrastructure that will support each Renewable Energy Zone (REZ).
Renewable Energy Sector Board
The Minister for Energy established the NSW Renewable Energy Sector Board in February 2021. The Board has representation from a broad range of stakeholders, including trade unions, the steel, metals fabrication, electricity, manufacturing and construction sectors, the renewable energy industry, NSW electricity customers and EnergyCo.
The Board has developed a plan for the renewable energy sector, including detail on how to maximise the employment of local workers and foster training and apprenticeship opportunities. The Consumer Trustee will use the Board’s plan when granting authorisations for projects to operate in each REZ, resulting in coordinated job and supply-chain opportunities for businesses in those areas. EnergyCo will consider the Board’s plan in its tenders for major network infrastructure projects for the REZs and the Waratah Super Battery.
Learn more here.
Electricity Infrastructure Jobs Advocate
The Electricity Infrastructure Jobs Advocate advises the Minister for Energy on:
- strategies and incentives to encourage investment, development, workforce development, employment, education and training in the energy sector in the Central-West Orana, New England, South West, Hunter-Central Coast and Illawarra regions
- road, rail and port infrastructure required in these regions to promote export opportunities for generation, storage and network technology.
Learn more here.