Flow Power helps aged care provider go green with PPA

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BaptistCare NSW, ACT and WA, a leading provider of aged care and community services, has signed an industry-leading Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) linking energy use from their NSW and ACT operations to renewable generation from January 2025.

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This 10-year agreement with one of Australia’s fastest growing energy retailers, Flow Power, will enable BaptistCare to deliver care for vulnerable Australians in a more environmentally sustainable way.

Under the PPA, BaptistCare will purchase around 15,000MWh each year from state-of-the-art solar and wind farms in NSW from 2025—enough energy to power approximately 1,400 homes.

This will allow BaptistCare to reduce the carbon footprint of its NSW and ACT operations by 70% (off a 2022 baseline of scope 1 and 2 emissions). This PPA will play a key role in the organisation’s roadmap to become net zero by 2050 or before.

Flow Power chief operating officer Byron Serjeantson said, “We congratulate BaptistCare on today’s announcement and applaud their commitment to the community and the environment. This agreement represents a significant milestone on their 2050 net zero roadmap, and an important moment for the wider aged care sector.

“At Flow Power we are incredibly passionate about providing energy plans that utilise renewable electricity at a fair cost for all. Through this partnership we are proud to be helping the BaptistCare team and their resident community play a role in Australia’s energy transition.”

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Along with obtaining supply linked to renewable energy sources and large-scale generation certificates (LGCs) from Flow Power, the agreement will complement other environmental and sustainability initiatives from BaptistCare. These include the installation of solar panels at residential aged care homes, and efforts to reduce scope 3 emissions such as through improved recycling practices.

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