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Landmark deal between Nectr and Cumberland Council heralds a new age of energy innovation

27 April 2023

Nectr partners with Cumberland Council

Aquatic centres, libraries, and community facilities across the Cumberland Council precinct will be supplied with renewable energy thanks to a landmark deal between Council and Australian energy retailer, Nectr, facilitated by Business Green Energy.

With a population of around 240,000 residents and manufacturing, warehousing, and construction as the top industries powering the city’s economy, Cumberland Council’s deal with Nectr will showcase the business, social and environmental benefits for a large-scale shift to greener, cleaner energy.

Nectr and the Cumberland Council have entered into a 10-year electricity supply agreement to supply Council facilities such as aquatic centres, library, commercial offices, sports fields, car parks and streetlights.  The electricity used at the 250 Council facilities will be underpinned by renewable energy including from new solar farm projects.

In a time of increasing volatility in energy markets, this gives Council long-term price and supply certainty as well as achieving a reduction in their carbon footprint.

Andrew Butler, Managing Director at Nectr 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 that opening opportunities to all business types and sizes will present greater benefits to the broader community in the short and long term.

“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 the country’s shift to cleaner, greener energy generation,” said Mr Butler.

“We see this partnership as the first of many. 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 with think about energy.”

Nectr, Cumberland Council and Business Green Energy view this partnership as the start of further collaborations into the future. Teams are already discussing opportunities to engage with the local community on expanding the uptake of renewable energy in the area.

In 2022, Nectr’s was recognised for having the cheapest electricity plans in NSW, ACT and QLD, best value GreenPower plan in NSW, cheapest GreenPower plan in QLD, and outstanding value electricity plans in QLD. Nectr also achieved finalist status for best rated electricity brands in NSW and QLD.

The retailer is listed in the top 10 of Greenpeace Australia’s 2022 Green Electricity Guide and secured Canstar Blue’s Green Excellence Awards 2022.

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More about Nectr

Nectr is an Australian energy retailer that is committed to delivering affordable, cleaner, greener energy solutions for Australians. Nectr offers no upfront cost and 0% interest fee solar, battery, and solar and battery systems, all bundled with competitive energy plans and Clean Energy Council certified installation.

Established in 2019, Nectr has disrupted the Australian energy industry, offering 100% carbon-neutral energy plans as standard – and challenging other retailers to do the same.

In 2022 Nectr ranked among the top 10 greenest energy retailers in Australia according to Greenpeace’s Green Electricity Guide, and received the inaugural Canstar Blue Green Excellence Award – Energy and is a finalist in Finder’s 2022 Customer Satisfaction Awards Energy 2021/2022 for Best rated electricity provider in NSW and QLD. Nectr is backed by Hanwha Energy, a global leader in renewable energy solutions, and is investing in various renewable projects in Australia.

The Hanwha Group has committed to over AU$5billion investment in eco-friendly initiatives to achieve net-zero by 2050.

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