Melbourne Water: Towards energy self-sufficiency

Last Modified: Mon Nov 12 2018 14:22:58 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2030
    Year by which Melbourne Water plans to reach net zero emissions.
  • 17
    Number of hydro electric power plants that Melbourne Water has installed within its own water supply network.
  • 69,500 MWh
    Electricity generated by these power plants each year - enough to power 14,100 average Victorian homes.
  • 3
    Number of years in a row that the plants have generated more electricity than needed and have therefore exported their renewable energy into the local electricity grid. This exported electricity is sold and the revenue goes to reducing operations costs.
  • 75,800 tonnes
    Annual reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to taking more than 29,200 cars off the road as a result of the hydro power generated.
  • 42 GWh
    Solar based electricity that Melbourne Water aims to generate annually by installing solar plants at 2 of its facilities - Eastern Treatment Plant (ETP) in Carrum Downs (30 GWh) and the Winneke Water Treatment Plant (12 GWh) near Christmas Hills in the Yarra Valley. A tender was released in Oct 2018 for EoI's to design, build, operate and maintain both the solar facilities.