Barwon Renewable Energy Partnership secures wind power agreement

The Barwon Renewable Energy Partnership (B-REP) of Barwon Water, Barwon Health and GeelongPort has collectively taken a big step towards using 100 per cent renewable electricity and producing net zero emissions having secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a local windfarm.

The B-REP recently entered a PPA with the Mount Gellibrand windfarm near Birregurra for the provision of 68 gigawatt hours a year of renewable electricity. ACCIONA Energia’s Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm has been operating since 2018 and has 44 turbines, each with a capacity of 3 megawatts.

The 10-year agreement will see the renewable electricity produced at the farm and sent to the grid allocated to the three organisations, offsetting the energy used at their facilities.

Barwon Water Managing Director Tracey Slatter said she was thrilled to be working with Barwon Health and GeelongPort to support the region’s transition to renewable energy.

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