Stanwell To Supply Brisbane Airport With 100 Per Cent Renewable Energy

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Energy generator Stanwell will supply Brisbane Airport with 100 per cent renewable energy, as part of a recently signed landmark renewable energy agreement between them.

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Every year, Stanwell will supply the airport up to 185 GWh of renewable energy, allowing all of their operations to run on clean energy, from the terminals to the runway lights, to the terminals, travellators, escalators, retail shops, and IT and electric vehicles refuellers.

Brisbane Airport was historically known for its coal-fired energy generation, but has since made a commitment to support Queensland’s decarbonisation efforts.

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Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said it marked a major milestone towards cutting energy emissions in the sunshine state by 90 per cent by 2035.

“The Palaszczuk Government’s Energy and Jobs Plan is the most ambitious action on climate change and renewables in Queensland’s history,” Minister Scanlon said.

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Brisbane Airport Corporation Chief Executive Gert-Jan de Graaff said the deal would mean BAC could meet its net zero emissions commitment by 2025, 25 years earlier than planned.

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“We welcome this deal with Stanwell and are proud to be customer number one in its renewable energy pipeline,” Mr de Graaff said.

“This clean energy deal delivers on Brisbane Airport Corporation’s commitment to be a sustainable world leading airport city.

Stanwell CEO, Michael O’Rourke, said Stanwell was proud to be supporting Brisbane Airport Corporation accelerate its net zero target by 2025 through its retail arm Stanwell Energy.

“This is the first of many renewable energy options Stanwell Energy will be offering to support our commercial and industrial customers meet their decarbonisation requirements,” Mr O’Rouke said.

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“Stanwell Energy is unique in its approach when it comes to its service offering. Our dedicated account managers are able to work with customers to develop tailored energy contracts that provide flexibility, security, and access to renewable options.

Published 3-April-2023