Buy Queensland has resulted in another successful procurement outcome, with the Palaszczuk Government negotiating a long-term energy contract that will deliver price stability to frontline government services and increase renewable usage across the public sector.
Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni said the landmark 10-year deal would ensure energy certainty for the state's hospitals, schools and emergency services, while helping Queensland meet its commitments under its Climate Transition Strategy.
“This contract will save our state tens of millions of dollars, which means we can put more money towards the delivery of public services, to the benefit of all Queenslanders,” Mr de Brenni said.
“With an initial renewable energy allocation of 15 per cent that increases to 50 per cent throughout the life of the contract, it also keeps Queensland on track to meet our 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030, and our zero-nett emissions target by 2050.
“Our Buy Queensland strategy continues to drive greater value in our procurement activities, as we focus more heavily on industry engagement to be better informed of the opportunities available to us.
“In this case, its seen us secure a low, fixed wholesale price with government-owned provider CS Energy to supply all Queensland Government departments and agencies over the next decade – a fantastic result for our state.”
The new contract will come into effect 1 January 2019.
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Minister for Housing and Public Works, Minister for Digital Technology and Minister for Sport
The Honourable Mick de Brenni