The 30MW Mannum Solar Farm, located in the South Australian town of the same name, will join Flow Power’s ever-growing portfolio of renewable generation and expand its offering to South Australian businesses.
In agreement with developer Tetris Energy and new owner Canadian Solar, Flow Power will contract a percentage of the generation from Mannum Solar Farm to drive our Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Included in the deal is a separate LGC agreement, which will also support our Corporate Renewable PPAs.
The Mid-Murray region is home to several intensive agricultural businesses, including a large-scale dairy, a piggery and vegetable cool rooms. Our offtake agreement with Mannum Solar Farm will help to power these local businesses, giving them greater access to long-term and cost-effective renewable energy solutions.
Pernod Ricard Winemakers, which signed onto a Corporate Renewable PPA with Flow Power last November, will be one of the first businesses to benefit from this agreement. Solar generation, delivered by Mannum Solar Farm, will support the winemaker’s ambitious commitment to source 100% renewable generation by mid-2019.
This latest offtake agreement demonstrates the growing appetite for PPAs in both the South Australian and broader national market.
Matthew van der Linden, Managing Director of Flow Power comments: “We’re pleased to be working alongside Tetris Energy and Canadian Solar to deliver more effective, low-cost and renewable energy solutions to businesses in the Mid-Murray region and beyond.”
Helen Strachan, Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, says: “This is another exciting development for our business as we move towards our 100% renewable electricity goal, and for the broader industry providing cost effective renewable energy solutions.
“We are proud to be leaders in defining the future of sustainable business in a rapidly changing environment.”