Adelaide City Council going 100 per cent renewable

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The City of Adelaide has announced it is taking real and meaningful action on climate change through a power purchase deal with Flow Power that will see the city’s operations use 100 per cent renewable energy.

From July 1, if it’s run by the City of Adelaide, it’s being powered by renewable electricity, which includes community buildings, council event infrastructure, electric vehicle chargers, barbecues, water pumps, street lights and traffic lights.

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Approximately 75 per cent of the City’s power will be sourced from wind generation and 25 per cent from solar power. The energy will be powered from Clements Gap wind farm in mid north South Australia and two approved advanced stage Solar Farms on the Eyre Peninsula (Streaky Bay) and South East (Coonalypyn). Those two generators are expected to start operating by July 1, 2020.

The switch to zero emissions sources will reduce emissions by over 11,000 tonnes or the equivalent of taking 3,500 cars off the road.

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