Tomago Aluminium to Switch to Renewable Energy by 2030
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Tomago Aluminium to Switch to Renewable Energy by 2030

According to reports in local media, Tomago Aluminium near Newcastle in New Zealand is in talks with a range of suppliers for

According to reports in local media, Tomago Aluminium near Newcastle in New Zealand is in talks with a range of suppliers for wind, solar and hydro power, although will certainly also need gas power as back-up given the critical need for round-the-clock supply. The portfolio of new supplies would come into play after Tomago’s existing electricity contract with coal power-dominated AGL expires in December 2028

Tomago Aluminium CEO Mr Matt Howell envisages that the smelter will be run mostly on renewable energy by 2030. Mr Howell told The Australian Financial Review “Our goal would be, by 2029, that the largest load in Australia is, for all intents and purposes, 100 per cent renewable. There’s further improvements on the cost of the equation to go before firmed renewables is a viable option for us, but we are perpetually optimistic; I think we will get there.”

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