Momentum Energy lights up Flemington Racecourse
Momentum Energy has joined forces with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) to deliver a fantastic new sustainability drive that will greatly enhance the Melbourne Cup Carnival’s green reputation.
In an exciting new arrangement, Momentum becomes a fully-fledged sponsor of the Melbourne Cup Carnival while it’s clean energy SmilePower product will power Flemington Racecourse all year round.
For several years now the VRC has been working on its “Flemington Green Fields” sustainability program, delivering measurable reductions to their environmental impact, in particular the Melbourne Cup Carnival. The VRC was recognised as a leader in environmental management and awarded the prestigious Melbourne Award for Contribution to Sustainability.
“The partnership with Momentum Energy, and the adoption of the SmilePower product, confirms the VRC’s commitment to ensuring the most sustainable outcomes possible for Flemington and the Melbourne Cup Carnival,” said VRC CEO Dale Monteith.
Momentum has made a commitment to offer competitive clean energy products to VRC members too so this is a great opportunity for the VRC to secure sustainable value for the wider racing community.
Last year the Melbourne Cup Carnival attracted 355,086 racegoers to Flemington including 125,833 out of state visitors, generating a national gross economic benefit of over $746 million.
SmilePower is Momentum’s clean energy product. SmilePower provides a cost-effective sustainable solution to powering homes, businesses and larger commercial and industrial facilities. The power consumed through supply of SmilePower will be matched with the production of renewable energy by Hydro Tasmania. Momentum Energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hydro Tasmania Group; Australia’s largest producer of clean energy.