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Woolworths and PAREP Strike Nine Year Deal

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Woolworths Group operations in SA will soon be powered by 100 percent renewable electricity, thanks to Iberdrola’s Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park.

The renewable energy partnership will see the retailer’s almost 70 Woolworths’ supermarkets, 17 BIG W stores and Adelaide Regional Distribution Centre go green – becoming the state first to do so green in the retailer’s nationwide transition by 2025.

From July this year, approximately 100,000 Megawatt hours of renewable electricity per year will be sourced from 50 turbines and 250,000 solar panels, on the retailer’s behalf.

Woolworths Group CEO, Brad Banducci says, South Australia will be the first state where every store is powered by green energy, and the company is thrilled to be using locally generated energy to reduce their footprint from Roxby Downs to the Riverland.

The nine-year multimillion dollar deal will support the development of PAREP, which will be fully energised in the coming months.

 Iberdrola Australia Managing Director and CEO, Ross Rolfe AO says, “We are delighted to be supporting Woolworths Group in their sustainability journey by providing their retail stores in South Australia with 100 per cent green energy.”

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