Managing our energy use is more important than ever as we play our part in addressing climate change.
That’s why we’ve entered into a Power Purchase Agreement with a wind farm in Queensland to provide renewable energy for our roads and tunnels in Brisbane.
Approximately 80% renewable energy will be used to operate Airportlink M7, Clem7, Gateway Motorway, Legacy Way, Logan Motorway and the Go Between Bridge. A wind farm in Far North Queensland will start providing renewable energy for our Brisbane roads in early 2022.
The amount of energy Transurban is procuring through the Power Purchase Agreement is equivalent to annual electricity use from 10,000 Australian homes, and will save 35,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere each year. The agreements will also help us meet our target of halving our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (compared to 2016).
Our operations are getting cleaner and greener every day, and our move to renewable energy is just one way we're taking action to reduce our impact on the environment.