Brisbane Airport to be powered with 100% renewable energy

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Brisbane Airport Corporation will be powered with 100% renewable energy, as part of a landmark renewable energy agreement with government-owned energy generator, Stanwell.

Stanwell will supply up to 185GWh of renewable energy each year, to enable all of Brisbane Airport Corporation’s operations to run on clean energy, from the runway lights, to the terminals, travellators, escalators, retail shops, administration, IT and electric vehicles.

The partnership with Brisbane Airport Corporation will source renewable energy from the Clarke Creek Wind Farm and Blue Grass Solar projects.

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Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the deal showed how the company, which had historically been known for its coal-fired energy generation, was moving to diversify to support the decarbonisation of one of the hardest to abate sectors.

“From small businesses to big corporates like Brisbane Airport, they all have one thing in common—they want access to low emissions power,” de Brenni said.

“The Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan sets out a path to bring another 22GW of renewable energy into the system, enabling Brisbane Airport to help travellers reduce their carbon footprint.

“The Palaszczuk Government will invest $4.5 billion into its government-owned energy companies to build and own more renewable energy, storage and hydrogen projects, in partnership with carbon conscious consumers.”

Stanwell CEO Michael O’Rourke said Stanwell was proud to be supporting Brisbane Airport Corporation accelerate its net zero target by 2025 through its retail arm Stanwell Energy.

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“This is the first of many renewable energy options Stanwell Energy will be offering to support our commercial and industrial customers meet their decarbonisation requirements,” O’Rouke said.

“Stanwell Energy is unique in its approach when it comes to its service offering. Our dedicated account managers are able to work with customers to develop tailored energy contracts that provide flexibility, security, and access to renewable options.

“We are diversifying our generation portfolio in response to evolving market and consumer expectations to include renewable and low emission energy sources.

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