The initiative is part of the company’s plan to boost renewable power generation capacity to meet its customers needs.

Ergon Energy currently purchases renewable energy from sugar mills, solar farms, wind generators and hydro-electric generation projects in Queensland.Ergon said it has received interest from renewable energy project developers in regional Queensland in the past.

Renewable energy sources, including roof top solar project contribute around 10% of the total power supplied into Ergon’s network throughout Queensland.

Ergon, which is now considering developers to build the renewable power projects, is also working with communities throughout regional Queensland to assess the development feasibility of renewable energy sources to help reduce greenhouse gas emission in future.

The Government of Queensland-owned Ergon Energy distributes electricity to about 700,000 customers across the state, excluding South East Queensland.

The government is planning to generate 50% of its power requirements from renewable sources by 2030.