ENGIE signs renewable PPA with with Eurobodalla Council

Eurobodalla Shire Council has signed a landmark 10-year renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE Australia & New Zealand to source the majority of its energy from renewable sources.

The agreement is another example of ENGIE’s growing position as an energy provider of choice among local government and public service entities who are progressing towards carbon neutrality. Over the last year, ENGIE has signed renewable PPAs with a range of organisations from individual councils, such as Hawkesbury in NSW, to regional bodies such as Brisbane Catholic Education.

Electricity generated by ENGIE’s solar and wind portfolio will supply 80 per cent of Eurobodalla Council’s total electricity demand at larger council sites, including Council’s main administrative centre, and local facilities such as pools, libraries, pump stations, treatment plants and streetlights.

According to Eurobodalla Council, the PPA will deliver carbon emissions reductions and marks a major milestone on the Council’s target of sourcing 100 per cent of electricity from renewables by 2030.

Eurobodalla’s Environment Services Manager Deb Lenson said the PPA was secured at a competitive price, with the Renewable Energy Hub helping to bring the Council and ENGIE together.

“We’re really excited to move away from a reliance on fossil fuels, reduce our CO2 emissions and having a clean source of energy,” she said. “We’re now well on course to achieving our target of sourcing 100 per cent of Council’s energy from renewables by 2030 and reducing our CO2 emissions.”

ENGIE’s Executive General Manager of Energy Management, Andrew Hyland said:

“Local councils and public service providers often operate a range of energy-intensive facilities. We are working closely with a growing number of these organisations to power these sites while reducing costs and carbon emissions. Our agreement with Eurobodalla Shire Council is an excellent example of this, and we’re proud to be supporting them to meet their 2030 renewable energy target.”

General News, Solar
Aug 20, 2021