Bomen Solar Farm to power corporate renewable PPAs

Tuesday, 29 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Flow Power

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Business energy retailer Flow Power has welcomed Bomen Solar Farm to its growing portfolio of renewable generation for its corporate clients. Located north-east of Wagga Wagga, Bomen Solar Farm is expected to be completed later this year, at which point it will generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 35,000 Australian homes.

In agreement with developer Renew Estate — a joint venture between Wirsol Energy, Energy Estate and Beast Solutions — Flow Power will contract 69 MW of the output of the ~120 MW farm. This energy generation will power Flow Power’s corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) and deliver low-cost solar power to its business customers for up to 10 years.

The first businesses to benefit from this agreement are winemaker Australian Vintage and snack food manufacturer Snack Brands. Australian Vintage, which signed a large-scale hybrid corporate renewable PPA last year, will power 90% of its Buronga Hill facility through 1.7 MW owned solar generation on site, along with a mix of wind and solar generation, the latter supplied by Bomen Solar Farm. Snack Brands is meanwhile the first business to enter into a five-year agreement with Flow Power.

Renew Estate Director Simon Currie said his company “highly values its partnership with Flow Power. Together, we will deliver renewable energy solutions to customers across Australia. I am a great fan of Australian Vintage and its stellar line-up, and my kids won’t believe that our solar farm will help power the company that makes CC’s, Cheezels and French Fries.”

Bomen Solar Farm is Flow Power’s first solar offering in NSW and will enable a greater number of local businesses to tap into the benefits of its corporate renewable PPAs. The retailer first introduced corporate renewable PPAs to the Australian market in 2017.

“This year, our renewable portfolio has grown exponentially,” said Flow Power Managing Director Matthew van der Linden. “We’re excited that Renew Estate and Bomen Solar Farm have come on board to help us fulfil our goal of delivering better renewable energy solutions to Australian businesses.

“We believe that supporting Australia’s pipeline of renewable projects is the key to shaping a better energy future. These agreements are a crucial piece of the puzzle and will bring us closer to realising this future.”

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