The NSW government is seeking expressions of interest for the procurement of renewable energy to run its Sydney Metro Northwest project.

Transport for NSW is seeking an estimated 137 gigawatt-hours of electricity from a renewable project located in NSW.

“The tender will play a key role in helping the NSW Government deliver on its commitment to increase renewable energy generation, jobs and investment under the Renewable Energy Action Plan,” a NSW government statement said.

The news was welcomed by the Clean Energy Council.

“It’s great to see the NSW Government joining this international trend with its tender for renewable energy as part of the rail link project,” CEC chief executive Kane Thornton said.

“It’s another step forward for our industry, and recognition of the massive potential offered by renewable energy now and into the future.”

Tender applications close 29 February 2016 at 2:30pm. The NSW Division of Resources & Energy and Transport for NSW will hold an industry briefing on the tender on Wednesday 3 February 2016.

Contact renewableenergy.advocate@industry.nsw.gov.au by Friday 29 January to attend.