CUB now using power from 112 MW »Karadoc« solar farm
Post date: 06/01/2019 - 11:52
With the completion of the 112 MW »Karadoc« solar farm in northern Victoria, Australian Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) is now using solar energy at its production site. According to the company, »this takes the brewer one step closer to sourcing 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy.« Earlier this year CUB signed a 12-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with German renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler, BayWa r.e. CUB’s PPA provides 74,000 MWh a year. »In addition to our PPA, we will soon be installing solar panels at our breweries,« said CUB’s Business Unit President, Peter Filipovic.
The solar farm, which at 664 acres is the largest in Northern Victoria, has been developed by BayWa r.e. and was constructed by Melbourne-based Beon Energy Solutions. BayWa entered the Australian market in 2016.