AEF was appointed by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage to lead a consortium in developing a business case and blueprint for a Zero Net Energy Town (ZNET) in the town of Uralla, in rural NSW. The project determined how best to use local renewable energy resources, energy management and storage technologies to generate at least 100 per cent of the town’s energy needs. The report found that there is a substantial business case for taking small-scale actions which together can achieve a large impact, and set out a two-stage approach to achieve the ZNET goal.

AEF worked with Enhar, Little Sketches, Climateworks, Percepscion and former Net Balance and Deloitte economist Rod Marsh to deliver this landmark project.