The Newcastle Airport in Australia’s New South Wales state, has clinched a deal with electricity retailer Flow Power that will help it go all-renewable seven years ahead of its original deadline in 2030.
The goal will be achieved through a power purchase agreement (PPA), Airports Council International - ACI Asia Pacific said on Thursday. The arrangement will allow the airport to offset grid consumption with green generation certificates so as to cut its Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions.
“The new agreement provides us with the ability to develop local renewable energy and offset any remaining demand with green generation certificates from off-site renewable energy sources, including exploring future renewable wind projects when they become available,” said Newcastle Airport’s CEO Dr Peter Cock.
As part of the contract, Flow Power has devised an energy plan for the airport operator to lower its carbon footprint and thus move ahead in its sustainability plan. The specific plan became effective on January 1, 2023, and will back the airport’s operations over the next eight years.