Momentum Energy lights up Flemington with clean energy
Momentum Energy has joined forces with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) to deliver a major new sustainability initiative and enhance the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s green credentials.
In a novel business sponsorship arrangement, Momentum will supply the energy needs of Flemington Racecourse through its SmilePower clean energy product while at the same time becoming a sponsor of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The partnership will see Flemington Racecourse powered by clean energy 365 days a year for the first time.
Since 2008 the VRC has developed its “Flemington Green Fields” sustainability program, which aims to deliver tangible reductions to the environmental impact of the VRC’s operations, in particular the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The VRC was last year recognised as a leader in environmental management and awarded the prestigious Melbourne Award for Contribution to Sustainability.
Momentum Energy Managing Director Nigel Clark said: “This is a terrific partnership. As a responsible member of the business community we take our sustainability practices seriously. We’re excited to be partnering with such an iconic venue as Flemington, and proud to be enhancing the VRC’s own commitment to sustainability.”
VRC CEO Dale Monteith said: “The partnership with Momentum Energy, and the adoption of the SmilePower product, confirms the VRC’s commitment to ensuring the most sustainable outcomes possible for Flemington and the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
“The introduction of SmilePower year round at Flemington enhances the Flemington Green Fields initiative, which already includes a world first in-situ desalination program, use of solar panels for onsite electricity generation and surplus food redistribution to charities.
“The fit with Momentum Energy backed by Hydro Tasmania, the country’s largest producer of renewable energy, is perfect,” Mr Monteith said.
Last year, the Melbourne Cup Carnival attracted 355 086 race-goers to Flemington, including 125 833 out of state visitors, generating a national gross economic benefit of more than $746 million.
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