Jerrara Power will host a sixth community scoping workshop on the proposed energy from waste facility near Bungonia for residents who have not yet had an opportunity to attend one.
Registrations are invited to participate in the workshop that will be held on Saturday, May 22 from 1pm until 3pm at Bungonia.
Preference will be given to those who have not attended a previous workshop.
The purpose of the workshop is to help Jerrara Power understand what issues or questions community stakeholders have about the proposal for an energy from waste facility so they can be addressed as part of the environmental assessment process.
Managing Director Chris Berkefeld said 102 people had already attended a workshop this week in Marulan and Bungonia with a further 35-40 people expected.
"However, we understand that some people with property in the area may work or live elsewhere, or just have other things on, so we're offering a second Saturday workshop for those people who have not been able to attend one," he said.
"We have been asked many, many questions since we announced our proposal, but because we are so early in the environmental assessment process, we don't have answers to all the questions just yet.
"As our technical investigations and studies get under way, more information specific to our proposal will become available and we look forward to sharing this with the community across our varied communication channels."
Jerrara Power is proposing to build and operate an energy from waste facility to process up to 330,000 tonnes of residual household, commercial and industrial waste each year to generate electricity.
Residual waste, not suitable for recycling, would be sourced locally and from Sydney and transported to the facility on Jerrara Road, Bungonia where the waste would be thermally processed at high temperature using Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) grate combustion technology.
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The heat from combustion would boil water to create steam.
The steam will drive a turbine connected to a generator to produce electricity.
This power would be fed into the grid to power homes and businesses.
The Jerrara Power proposal is considered a State Significant Development under NSW planning legislation.
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment will assess the proposal and the consent authority will be either the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces or the Independent Planning Commission.
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