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Solar Panel installations underway at ATP

Altona Treatment Plant Solar Panel installation works have begun

City West Water have prepared an emission reduction pledge for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) as part of our Energy Management Actions and Programs.

An essential element of achieving our proposed emissions reductions is to roll out an installation program of 'behind the meter' renewable energy generation. The Altona Treatment Plant (ATP) was identified as a suitable location for behind the meter solar due to its energy intensive treatment processes and significant areas of unutilised roof-space and site grounds.

 The system will:

  • Generate 206 MWh of sustainable electricity each year – enough to power 17 homes for one year;
  • Maximise self-consumption of that energy, with 99% consumed on site;
  • Directly offset 5% of the facility’s grid demand; and
  • Reduce our CO2 emissions by 227 tonnes each year – that’s the equivalent of taking almost 50 passenger cars off the road, each year.

We are happy to say initial works have begun, and our contractors have installed the hardware and platforms required before the solar panels can be put in place.