At Region, we have made investments in solar generation, which is one of our energy priorities, in our effort to reach net zero carbon emissions by FY30.
Solar reduces reliance on grid energy for both Region, and thereby reduces future energy costs in the process.
In FY22, we invested $11 million in solar generation projects, and completed 6.22MW of solar generation capacity across six sites in Western Australia: Stirlings Central, Currambine, Warnbro, Treendale, Kalamunda and Kwinana.
Our installation in Kwinana is the largest rooftop solar installation in the state and brings our total solar generation capacity across the portfolio up to 9MW.
We have commenced site-specific investigations for at least 5MW of additional solar generation capacity to be installed in FY23 and are also planning for at least 11.4MW of further capacity to be installed during FY24 and FY25. Where we acquire new centres, we will consider the potential of each to be included in our solar generation investment program. The roll-out of solar across our centres means that we are well on track to reach our goals of 25MW solar generation capacity by FY26, including 10MW by the end of FY23.