TAMWORTH Regional Council wants to get 20 per cent of its electricity from renewable power sources.
The council's current power supply contract runs out at the end of 2019 and the councillors have been called on to help figure out a way forward.
The power bill across all of the Tamworth Regional Council's sites and street lights over the next 12 months is expected to top $3 million.
It is expected to be a drawn-out process with the council already looking at scheduling two extraordinary meetings to nut out the deal.
Whichever deal the council ends up the adopting, it could be contingent on the provider supplying at least 20 per of the power from renewable sources.
"A renewable energy portion more that 20 per cent would limit the type of renewable generation project that could be used for council's load profile," a report to be considered councillors said.
"For example a solar farm could not supply 100 per cent of council's load because the street lighting component and other facilities require power at night."
Earlier this year, the council knocked back a proposal to build and run its own solar farm to power its sites.
The councillors voted against the motion with a sense the renewable energy sector was certain to see some dramatic change in the coming year.
The council has installed solar power at 11 of its facilities in the region, including the sports dome, Barraba pool, Tamworth library and TRECC.