Melbourne Renewable Energy Project

Last Modified: Wed Oct 24 2018 07:23:30 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 14
    Big energy consumers have come together in what will be Australia’s first large renewable energy project - Melbourne Renewable Energy Project. These include: City of Melbourne, City of Port Phillip, City of Yarra, Moreland City Council, Australia Post, National Australia Bank, The University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Zoos Victoria, CityWide, Next DC, NAB, Fed Square and the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Center.
  • 88 GWh
    The amount of energy the consortium will purchase from new large scale renewable energy facilities. This is enough energy to power 28,475 Melbourne households.
  • 23-May-16
    closing date of the tender which has been opened via Procurement Australia.
  • 15
    Wind Turbines or 250,000 solar panels - roughly the scale of the renewable energy plant needed to generate the energy.
  • 25%
    The City of Melbourne council's target to source 25% of its energy from renewables by 2018. According to Councillor Arron Wood this is the primary driver behind the project.
  • 138,600 tonnes
    of reduction in CO2 each year once the entire requirement is met from renewable energy - which is the equivalent of planting more than 160,000 new trees.
  • 140
    jobs that the project will create during the construction phase and during the operations phase.
  • 8,000 tonnes
    Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that Moreland City Council will be able to achieve every year by purchasing 8 GWh of electricity - sufficient to power all its corporate operations.
  • 7,300 tonnes
    Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that Yarra City Council will be able to achieve every year by purchasing 6.2 GWh of electricity - enough to power 100% of the council's electricity needs (such as Council-owned and operated buildings, as well as park and street lighting throughout Yarra).
  • 24,000 tonnes
    Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that City of Melbourne will be able to achieve every year by purchasing 20 GWh of electricity - sufficient to power all its corporate operations.
  • 9,500 tonnes
    Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions that City of Port Phillip will be able to achieve every year by purchasing 100% of their electricity needs (? GWh). By 2019, council expects to reduce emissions to 87% of 2017 levels.