The partnership will see Pacific Blue supply all of the Australian Open’s electricity needs at Melbourne Park with 100% renewable energy, generated from its wind farm in Portland, Victoria.
Pacific Blue CEO Domenic Capomolla said, “While many organisations are talking about what they are going to do in the future, Pacific Blue has only ever generated renewable energy and is leading the energy transition now.
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“We are excited to work with Tennis Australia and the Australian Open, who are getting on with making real change today, and we’re looking forward to supporting them to become one of the first major sporting events in Australia to source the entirety of their electricity through renewables.”
“Like a winning doubles pair, this partnership shows what is possible when like-minded organisations who are committed to real action rather than just promises, join forces for a better future,” he said.
Key highlights of the partnership include a consistent supply of renewable energy to Tennis Australia’s National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park and Albert Reserve throughout the year, and the transfer of standalone Large-scale Generation Certificates (LGCs) to Tennis Australia. These LGCs are originated from Pacific Blue’s wind farms near Portland in Victoria and amount to 100% of the electricity needed for Australian Open 2024.