Australia, Renewables, Solar

Melbourne City FC embraces Origin’s renewable energy

Melbourne City FC, one of Australia’s leading soccer club, has teamed up with energy provider Origin Energy to install a state-of-the-art renewable energy system at the club’s new City Football Academy Melbourne facility.

The partnership has seen the installation of a 40 kilowatt (kW) rooftop solar system at the Casey Fields complex, which is expected to generate around 50 megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity annually.

Complementing the solar panels is a 13.5kW battery storage system that will help power the facility at night.

“We are thrilled to officially unveil the City Football Academy Melbourne at Casey Fields, powered by Origin’s renewable energy solutions,” Melbourne City FC CEO Brad Rowse said.

“This state-of-the-art facility sets new standards for football in this country and lays the foundations for sustainable growth, on and off the pitch.”

According to the club, the renewable energy initiative marks a significant step in its efforts to reduce its environmental impact.

Origin Energy said as a major partner of Melbourne City FC since 2021, the company has demonstrated its commitment to driving sustainability in Australian sport.

“At Origin, our ambition is to lead the energy transition through cleaner energy solutions, and working with our partners, like Melbourne City FC, we can help drive good change in sport together,” Origin’s Executive General Manager Retail Jon Briskin said.

According to Origin, the partnership showcases how integrating renewable energy can be a winning game plan for the future of Australian sports.

“We pride ourselves on being an innovative club, and a club that has a positive impact on our local community,” Rowse said.

“In Origin, we’re lucky to have a partner that shares these same values.”

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