We’re constructing a ground mounted solar array at the Gippsland Water Factory in 2022.
The project will help reduce our power costs by providing cheap and clean electricity generation, and contribute significantly to reaching our target of being powered by 100% renewable energy by 2025, and reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030. The 1,280 kilowatt system at its peak capacity it will be able to completely power the water factory. During peak power demand, a supporting diesel generator will also operate.
Our treatment and pumping facilities are a major consumer of electricity. Our emissions reduction pledge requires us to achieve renewable generation targets and CO2 savings. This new solar array at the Gippsland Water Factory will contribute 45% of these savings, providing considerable environmental and economic benefits.
We are installing a ground mounted photovoltaic solar array at our Gippsland Water Factory. This renewable generation project will provide environmental and financial savings and cover approximately 45% of our CO2 emissions reduction pledge.
Location: Gippsland Water Factory - Morwell
Expected cost: $3 million
The new solar power array will benefit customers by:
Like with all our works, we want to protect environmental and cultural heritage values:
We have consulted with neighbouring properties and stakeholders:
We also welcome direct comments and enquiries from the community at any time.
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For more information, email email@example.com or phone 1800 050 500. You can also explore opportunities to get involved in our work and our planning, visit Lets talk.