A bio-mass district energy plant in Nelson can make a massive difference in running costs and carbon reductions.
So says the city’s Corporate Energy Coordinator Fiona Galbraith in presenting a good argument for a wood waste-burning facility.
The plant would create hot water heating for a core of buildings and local mills would give the fuel for free.
It would cost about $5 million but grants or borrowing would mean no hit to taxpayers.
Council will consider a business plan in July.
*Picture – Enderby has a biomass plant enclosed in a timber frame