15 January 2018
Origin supports UNSW with renewable energy
Origin has entered into arrangements with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Maoneng Australia to provide UNSW with an innovative energy procurement solution.
The agreement is the first of its kind in the Australian market and is the result of ongoing collaboration between a retailer and a solar developer to provide a tailored product that meets the specific needs of the customer.
Under the arrangement, UNSW has executed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the 200 megawatt (MW) Sunraysia Solar Farm. Origin will supply electricity to UNSW’s premises via a ‘firming solution’ to manage the intermittency of the output purchased by UNSW from the solar farm and supply electricity to match UNSW’s circa 100GWh per annum load.
Origin’s General Manager, Business Energy, Ryan Willemsen-Bell said, “Origin is committed to delivering affordable and sustainable energy to our customers.
“Origin is the largest installer of rooftop solar to the business and commercial sector, and the UNSW agreement demonstrates our commitment to creating innovative solutions to help our customers meet their carbon neutrality aspirations.
“At Origin we are accelerating our transition towards renewables. And our customers want to be part of that given our target to have more than 25 percent of Origin’s generation mix coming from renewables by 2020,” Mr Willemsen-Bell said.
The retail supply agreement provided by Origin will operate for three years to the end of 2020.
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