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Snowy Hydro releases sustainability report

Snowy Hydro sustainability

Snowy Hydro has released its 2023 sustainability report, outlining the company’s commitment to pursuing clean energy solutions.

The report outlines Snowy Hydro’s sustainability program, which highlights three sustainability opportunities for 2024 including; understanding risks with climate change, emissions reduction and strengthening relationships with Traditional Owners.

In 2019, Snowy Hydro commenced construction of the Snowy 2.0 project, which will link two existing dams, Tantangara and Talbingo, through a 27km underground tunnel and a new underground power station.

The project recently celebrated a breakthrough milestone at the power station’s 223m-long transformer hall cavern crown.

This new sustainability report will support how the company operates and maintains its critical infrastructure, according to Snowy Hydro chief executive officer Dennis Barnes.

“As Australia undergoes significant changes in its energy markets, Snowy Hydro remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering clean, sustainable, and affordable energy, contributing to a brighter and more sustainable future for all,” Barnes said.

“We are already reducing our low emissions intensity profile by investing in new generation technology and materially increased renewable capacity.

“Investments in the Snowy 2.0 and Hunter Power Projects, the Renewable Energy Procurement Program, and the development of green hydrogen capability directly support that purpose.”

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