Coles is a major Australian supermarket with over 2,500 stores serving 21 million shoppers per week.
100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Coles has committed to powering its operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.
Power Purchase Agreement
In 2019 Coles signed a long-term 10 year contract to secure renewable electricity from three new solar farms in Wagga Wagga, Corowa and Junee, NSW. This PPA covers 10% of its total electricity demand. In 2020 Coles signed a deal with CleanCo to purchase electricity from the Western Downs Green Power Hub solar farm and the MacIntyre Wind Farm in Queensland. This will power 90% of the company’s Queensland operations and is equivalent to 20% of its national demand. In 2021 Coles signed additional deals that will see them procure enough renewable energy to meet their 2025 commitment.
Coles has installed on-site solar systems at 69 supermarkets across Australia. It plans to continue these installations and solar is now on the design blueprint for new stores.
Company Pollution Information
Coles ranked #12 on the list of the largest electricity users in Australia in 2018-19.
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