We understand how important it is to get energy right for our planet and we’ve been helping some Australian businesses do just that by creating new agreements to help reduce their emissions.
Businesses are looking to lower their emissions by using renewable energy, however they need back up energy when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine. That’s where we come in. We bundle firming energy, such as gas, with renewables so businesses are powered with renewable energy when it’s available, and use our firming energy to keep them up and running when it’s not.
Who have we helped?
Australia’s busiest airport, Sydney, wanted a cost-effective way to reduce their emissions and meet their energy needs. So we made an all-in-one agreement with Sydney Airport, providing wind power from Crudine Ridge Wind Farm, to help reduce emissions and bundled it with firming energy. This agreement means that 75 per cent per cent of Sydney Airport’s electricity will be supplied by wind power.
Crudine Ridge Wind Farm is located 45km south of Mudgee in New South Wales, has 37 turbines, capacity of 135 MW and is expected to be fully operational by late 2020. Sydney Airport’s offtake will be about 25 per cent of the output from Crudine Ridge.
We’ve also helped the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) by supplying up to 35 per cent of their energy from the 56 MW Moree Solar Farm in northern NSW backed with firming. And, in a first for Australia, we struck a three party agreement with University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Maoneng Australia where we provide firming energy to back up solar energy from Maoneng’s 200 MW Sunraysia Solar Farm.