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Ampcontrol moves to utilise renewable power

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Electrical manufacturer Ampcontrol has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) linking electricity used by its NSW sites with renewable sources to offset operating emissions.

The move to renewable electricity further aligns business operations to Ampcontrol strategy and sustainability goals, according to the company.

Ampcontrol has signed a 10-year Agreement with energy provider Flow Power to source GreenPower certified electricity, with large scale generation certifications (LGCs) sourced for the first 18 months from the Karadoc Solar Farm in north-western Victoria.

Ampcontrol Managing Director and CEO Rod Henderson said: “We want to lead the global energy revolution, and that begins within our business.

“Through changes made to our operational emissions, Ampcontrol can walk the talk in reducing our environmental impact and making more sustainable business decisions.”

For the remaining eight-and-a-half years, Ampcontrol will take generation from both a NSW wind and solar farm in order to match its consumption profile as closely as possible.

Together, the wind and solar projects are expected to deliver 100 percent of Ampcontrol’s energy requirements per annum, including LGCs, ensuring total renewable coverage.

Ampcontrol initially collaborated with other Hunter-based organisations to form a renewable energy buying group, part of its participation in the NSW Government Sustainability Advantage programme.

It allows companies with similar net zero ambitions to notionally pool their power use and go to market to gain procurement efficiencies.

Ampcontrol Sustainability Manager Sam Parris said: “This is a significant milestone on our net zero journey and is a great example of collaborating for impact.

“By joining other organisations, we are able to invest in the renewable energy industry right here in the Hunter.”

Picture: Ampcontrol

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