Flinders Ports is South Australia’s leading port operator with seven ports located at Port Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Port Pirie, Thevenard, Port Giles, Wallaroo and Klein Point.
The group employs over 590 people across the facilities, with many utilising power-intensive functions such as crane operation and cold storage. The ports run around the clock with night-time operations resulting in a significant investment in lighting port facilities.
Shane Haywood, Category Manager at Flinders Ports Holdings, says the monthly investment in electricity saw him looking at alternatives to fixed price contracts in 2017. Flow Power caught his eye as part of the procurement process.
“We’re looking to secure our supply as South Australia has had its challenges there, and we also want to reduce our costs and to better allocate what we pay for”, says Shane.
“We’re a 24/7 operation, we can’t just stop the cranes or turn off the fridges when the electricity price spikes.
We need the best deal that we can get”, says Shane. “We’re looking to Flow Power to help us through the market adjustments in SA.”