ALDI Australia commits to 100% renewable electricity from 2021
In August 2020, ALDI Australia proudly committed to power its stores and warehouses with 100% renewable electricity from 2021. The commitment will be achieved through a national solar installation program and the procurement of two Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with large scale wind farms.
ALDI Australia is the 64th biggest user of electricity in Australia, powering 555 stores and eight distribution centres around the country. ALDI understands that its operations will always require energy to keep shelves stocked, but to ensure ALDI Australia limits their impact on the environment, they have made the commitment to becoming 100% renewable. ALDI’s hello to Good Energy will be possible through:
The wind farms will provide renewable energy to all of ALDI’s New South Wales and Victorian stores. These will generate over 180,000 MWh of electricity and result in over 160,000t carbon emissions avoided each year.
ALDI Australia will use the rooftops of its stores and distribution centres to harness more than 15% of its total energy use from the sun. By the end of 2020, over 250 of ALDI Australia’s stores and six distribution centres will have solar installations, which is the equivalent of taking 11,700 cars off the road per year. This will see ALDI have Australia’s largest commercial and industrial solar rollout to date.
ALDI Australia’s commitment to becoming 100% renewable is a part of the global commitment to achieve a company-wide target for climate protection endorsed by the Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi).
Read more about the commitment: ‘Good Energy - ALDI Australia’s Commitment to Renewables’