Using renewable energy
We’re always looking for opportunities to introduce more sustainable energy sources, and last year we installed 23.4 kW of solar PV panels at three of our operations facilities. We now have 140 kW of renewable energy generation capacity that, in the last year, generated more than 124 MWh of renewable electricity that was used directly onsite.
To reduce our use of coal-based energy further, two of our assets, the Lane Cove Tunnel and the Cross City Tunnel, bought an additional 3,263 MWh of renewable electricity during the 2017–2018 financial year.
Our total renewable energy use was 3,387 MWh, saving the equivalent of 2,811 Tonne CO2 (TCO2-e) greenhouse gas emissions. This is the equivalent carbon savings of planting more than 70,000 new trees.
And from early 2022, a wind farm in Far North Queensland will start providing approximately 80% renewable energy for our Brisbane roads and tunnels.