Transurban has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement with a Queensland wind farm to provide renewable energy to operate a range of roads and tunnels in Brisbane.
The new agreement will see approximately 80 per cent renewable energy be used to operate Airportlink M7, Clem7, Gateway Motorway, Legacy Way, Logan Motorway and the Go Between Bridge.
The wind farm in Far North Queensland will start providing renewable energy for the select Brisbane roads in early 2022.
The amount of energy Transurban will procure through the Power Purchase Agreement is equivalent to annual electricity use from 10,000 Australian homes, and will save 35,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere each year.
The agreements will also help Transurban meet its target of halving its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (compared to 2016).
Transurban said its operations are getting cleaner and greener every day, and the move to renewable energy is just one way it’s taking action to reduce environmental impacts.