We're using renewable and low-carbon energy in our operations
Coca-Cola Amatil in Australia is using a proportion of renewable and low-carbon energy in our operations, principally with solar, wind and natural gas. We are also generating further renewable energy and selling this to other users via the trading of renewable energy certificates. In 2018 we commenced a major expansion of our rooftop solar program, which will see 10,000 panels installed across our main Australian Beverages manufacturing sites at Eastern Creek, Richlands and Kewdale. By the end of 2019, Coca-Cola Amatil will be drawing around 14 per cent less energy from the local electricity grid across all three sites, and using solar energy instead.
This is one of the biggest rooftop programs in the country, contributing to Coca-Cola Amatil’s renewable and low-carbon energy targets and also helping support Australia’s Renewable Energy Target. Overall the project will also save Coca-Cola Amatil $1.3 million in electricity costs, including the on-selling of the excess renewable energy certificates, and will see a reduction of 4,163 tonnes of greenhouse gas each year.
This solar program is in addition to other renewable energy programs across the business, including; the largest solar installation in Fiji and investment in the Murra Warra windfarm project in Victoria, currently under construction.
Coca-Cola Amatil has a public commitment to obtaining at least 60 per cent of our energy needs from renewable and low-carbon sources by 2020 and we are well on the way to achieving that. These solar developments are supporting the transition to clean, decentralised energy, which is required to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets globally.
Learn more about our sustainability driven initiatives in our 2018 Sustainability Report.