Australia’s leading brewer, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), is today taking a significant step towards sourcing 100 per cent of its electricity from renewables.
CUB is adopting renewable energy as the way forward with the signing of a 12-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e.
BayWa r.e. will provide 74,000 MWh per year of renewable energy, enough to power 7,500 homes, sourced from its solar farm in Mildura, Victoria.
CUB CEO, Jan Craps, said “this represents an important step in CUB’s commitment to 100 per cent of its electricity being sourced from renewables. As one of Australia’s first and leading manufacturing businesses, we have a responsibility to ensure we play our part in tackling climate change and a range of environmental challenges.”
Construction of the 112 MW solar farm is underway and BayWa r.e. has already self-financed and constructed the 4km grid connection. It will be built by Melbourne-based Beon Energy Solutions.
Matthias Taft, Board Member of BayWa AG with responsibility for the energy business, commented:
“BayWa r.e. is delighted to be helping CUB to achieve its renewable energy goals.
“For BayWa r.e., the partnership with CUB represents another success in Australia. Since entering the market, BayWa r.e. is now active in solar and wind project development and the solar installer wholesaler market.”
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