Written by CWP Renewables |

International toll road operator Transurban has partnered with CWP Renewables (CWPR) to help power the company’s Sydney motorway network.

Under a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA), CWPR’s Sapphire and Bango wind farms in New South Wales will provide up to 116,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy each year.

The PPA will meet 80% of the energy needs of the Eastern Distributor, Cross City Tunnel, Hills M2, Lane Cove Tunnel, and WestConnex (including the New M4, M8 and M5 East Tunnels), which is the equivalent of powering nearly 20,000 homes annually.

The move will save 89,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere each year, helping Transurban meet its commitment to climate change action and greenhouse gas reduction targets.

“CWP Renewables congratulates Transurban on its initiative to power its roads with renewable energy,” CWPR CEO Jason Willoughby said.

“We are proud the Sapphire and Bango wind farms will be the major suppliers of clean energy to NSW roads.”

The 270 MW Sapphire Wind Farm in New England has been in operation since 2018 and while construction is ongoing at the 244MW Bango Wind Farm, located 30km north of Yass.

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