In an Australian snow industry first, Thredbo is excited to announce that all its major resort operations are now powered by renewable energy. Thredbo has signed an agreement with Red Energy to obtain the resort operations’ electricity supply from renewable sources, reinforcing Thredbo’s core commitment to the environment.
In a three year deal with Red Energy, the resort has purchased 9 gigawatt hours of energy per year, the equivalent to the electricity consumed by 1,500 average homes. With Thredbo located in the Snowy Mountains, electricity consumption peaks in the winter months with the addition of snowmaking, heating and guest amenities so this agreement goes a long way to preserving the backyard we love, for future generations.
“Becoming powered by renewable energy has been our goal for some time now and by achieving this we’ve set the environmental benchmark for Australian resorts. We are extremely proud to be at the forefront of reducing our carbon footprint into the future,” said Stuart Diver, General Manager of Thredbo.
Red Energy is 100% owned by Snowy Hydro, making this a valuable partnership with two local environmentally conscious businesses.
Paul Broad, Managing Director of Snowy Hydro said, “This landmark Energy Supply Agreement with Thredbo represents one of the first direct off-takes for ‘firmed’ renewable electricity of this type. On-demand hydro from the mighty Snowy Scheme will underpin our contracted wind and solar generation, meaning Red Energy can supply Thredbo with reliable renewable energy. It’s really satisfying to play our part in Thredbo’s commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.”
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