Catholic Education – Diocese of Townsville

Catholic Education – Diocese of Townsville

5MW Solar and 8MWh of Battery Storage

  • Townsville, QLD
  • Includes 27 Schools for Townsville Catholic Education

The Townsville Diocese aims to procure 100% of their energy from renewable sources with a mix of behind-the-meter generation and storage, and through an off-take agreement with a renewable generator for their remaining balance of energy from the grid. Tesla batteries with control equipment will also be installed, to operate as a virtual power plant with FCAS market participation from late 2020, creating a significant ongoing revenue stream.

This holistic strategy effectively hedges electricity costs for at least the next 10 years but more crucially, it will help break important environmental milestones. Rethinking how energy is generated and procured shows real commitment to the messages in Laudato Si’, a key Catholic belief of a broader commitment to caring for our common home.

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