Eighty-eight BP service stations across New South Wales will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy from January 2023.
The renewable energy will be powered through Snowy Hydro’s West Wyalong solar farm as a result of a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Lightsource BP.
Snowy Hydro will purchase two-thirds of the 238,000MWh generated annually from the solar farm through a 15-year PPA. Under this arrangement Snowy-Hydro will in turn supply 23,000MWh of renewable energy annually, through Red Energy, to BP for 10 years to meet the power requirements of all its service stations throughout the state of NSW.
Powering these 88 sites with renewable energy is a step towards BP’s greater ambition of becoming a net zero company by 2050 or sooner.
Adam Pegg, Country Manager, Lightsource BP – Australia, said: “We are delighted to be able to leverage our existing relationship with Snowy Hydro on our solar farm in Wellington, to sign this PPA with our West Wyalong project.
“Being able to facilitate powering BP’s service stations in NSW with renewable electricity from our West Wyalong solar farm is an achievement which demonstrates our commitment to provide sustainable and affordable energy to our communities.”