Deakin University is based in Victoria with an enrolment of over 65,000 students.
100% Renewable Electricity Commitment by 2030
Deakin University has made a public commitment to be carbon neutral and powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2025.
By 2030, Deakin plans to be carbon negative by abating more carbon than it emits.
Power Purchase Agreement
Deakin University has entered a power purchase agreement through a group buying initiative lead by the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project 2 (MREP2). Through this PPA, Deakin started procuring 14 gigawatt hours of renewable electricity per year from July 2020 through the Yaloak South Wind Farm at Mount Wallace, an hour west of Melbourne. The renewable electricity procured through this agreement covers 25% of the universities operational needs.
Deakin University completed building a renewable energy microgrid in 2021. The microgrid consists of a 7 megawatt solar farm and 2 megawatt hour central battery storage system, a 0.25 megawatt distributed rooftop solar generation and storage system, and a new Research, Teaching and Visualisation Centre at Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds campus.
Company Pollution Information
Deakin University ranked #228 on the list of the biggest electricity users in Australia in 2018-19.
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