Australian businesses have seen significant rises in power prices in the last few years. This is especially true for the horticulture industry, with growing operations using large amounts of power.

Australia’s fastest growing electricity retailer, Flow Power, announced the launch of its second Renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) last week with the addition of solar to its portfolio for Victorian businesses. The landmark agreement will see Flow Power contract a quarter of the output from Victoria’s largest solar project, the Kiamal Solar Farm near Ouyen, until 2030.

This deal builds on the success of Flow Power’s first Renewable PPA with Ararat Wind Farm in 2017. Since September 2017, Flow Power has connected many businesses to PPAs including Burra Foods, Olam and Idyll Wines.

PPAs have been the contract of choice for some of Australia’s largest corporates including Coca-Cola Amatil, Telstra and even Nectar Farms. Now, more Australian businesses have the opportunity to directly tap into an energy source that lowers power costs, gives them long-term price security and benefits the environment.

Flow Power’s PPAs allow businesses to tap into the wholesale market to provide a cost-effective, long-term alternative to traditional fixed-rate contracts while helping businesses meet sustainability goals. They provide the flexibility needed to meet horticulture businesses’ production schedules and varied energy use throughout the year. When the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing, Flow Power helps you source power through the wholesale market.

To find out more about Renewable PPAs and how they could work for your business, visit Flow Power next week at Hort Connections 2018. The company will be sponsoring the Global Innovations in Horticulture seminar, and will also be exhibiting in the Trade Show at stand 177 – have a go at the ‘Go with it’ game at the booth for your chance to win an Echo Plus smart home system.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 12 June 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!