MCEC partners with new windfarm to support renewable energy
MCEC’s involvement in the windfarm in Ararat in regional Victoria will enable the venue to purchase renewable energy certificates equivalent to the projected electricity consumption for their current 20,000 square metre expansion project.
MCEC chief operating officer Leighton Wood said the venue was inspired to become involved in this project because it recognised the positive difference it would make, for both the venue and wider community.
“As an important public asset, it is our duty to improve our environmental impact and live up to the sustainability expectations of our stakeholders, our customers, our employees, our Club Melbourne Ambassadors, and our local community,” he said.
“Our venue is growing by 25 per cent, with the project giving us the ability to offset our expanded building with renewable energy certificates.”
The Melbourne Renewable Energy Project has united 14 leading universities, cultural institutions, corporations and Councils to source energy from the new 80 MW wind farm.
The planned wind farm will be owned and operated by Pacific Hydro and the facility will include 39 wind turbines.