Pernod Ricard Winemakers Operations Director Australia Robert Taddeo (left) and Chief Operations Officer Brett McKinnon. Picture: Ben McPherson.
Pernod Ricard Winemakers Operations Director Australia Robert Taddeo (left) and Chief Operations Officer Brett McKinnon. Picture: Ben McPherson.

Energy company AGL has installed more than 10,300 solar panels. All across the company’s two Barossa Valley wineries in South Australia. Consequently with a predicted annual generation of 4,000 megawatt-hours.

It seems that the first 1MW stage of the company’s 2.8MW solar installation was switched on at its Rowland Flat winery in the Barossa a while ago.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers also becoming the first wine company in South Australia to go off grid. I mean to be connected to offsite wind and solar farms. They did that when it signed a landmark 10-year Virtual Generation Agreement (VGA). All for with wholesale electricity retailer Flow Power. So the agreement means that the remainder of the business’ annual electricity requirements will be met by solar and wind.

The French company’s major Australian wine brands including Jacob’s Creek, Wyndham Estate and St Hugo.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers’ Chief Operations Officer Brett McKinnon, said the completion of the project demonstrated the company’s commitment to be a leader in sustainability and responsibility.

Being sustainable and responsible is an important part of their business. It’s particularly as producers of wine. Because a product that takes its character from the land where it was grown.

Other Pernod Ricard sustainability projects in South Australia include the restoration of Jacob’s Creek. That’s as well as recycling programs across all sites. In addition to the expansion of its Centenary Hill Vineyard Dam. Thereby providing a reliable water source.

Finally, It is also partnering with South Australian company Glaciem Cooling Technology. All to install a …

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Source: The Lead South Australia