Hunter Water signs renewable energy deal with AGL

NSW-owned corporation Hunter Water has announced it’s entering into a Retail Renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with AGL.  

Darren Cleary

The six-year deal will see renewable electricity power critical infrastructure and operations across Hunter Water’s operations.

The agreement, which will formally begin in January 2025 and lasts until 2031, will provide a stable and cost-effective energy supply, while supporting Hunter Water’s stated commitment to a low-carbon economy. 

Under the terms of agreement AGL will provide renewable energy and certificates from the Silverton Wind Farm near Broken Hill to power Hunter Water’s largest sites, with a goal of hitting 100 per cent renewables by 2030.  

Managing Director Darren Cleary says the project is expected to lower Hunter Water’s operational carbon footprint by around 70 per cent. 

“We look forward to partnering with AGL in this agreement to supply our larger sites with electricity,” he said.

“This PPA aligns with our goals and demonstrates our commitment to working towards a more sustainable future,” he said.  

AGL General Manager Commercial and Industrial Customers Ryan Warburton said renewable-linked PPAs can be an important step in the energy transition journey. 

“We are proud to partner with Hunter Water, operating near AGL’s generation assets in the Hunter Valley, and assist them on their energy transition journey,” he said.

This PPA is part of Hunter Water’s broader sustainability program, which includes water conservation initiatives, waste reduction programs, and environmental management.

The state owned corporation is also continuing to roll out its onsite renewable energy generation program, with 6.5 megawatts of renewable energy capacity to be installed across treatment plants and pump stations by early 2025.

Comment below to have your say on this story.

If you have a news story or tip-off, get in touch at  

Sign up to the Government News newsletter

Leave a comment:

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required