Collgar Wind Farm (Collgar), Western Australia’s most awarded windfarm, is pleased to announce it has been recognised by GRESB as number one in the category of Renewable Power - Wind Power Generation, and number three in all sectors globally for its sustainability leadership. Collgar is proud to have outperformed all other participating renewable assets not only in Australia, but globally.
GRESB is a mission-driven and industry-led organisation providing standardised and validated ESG data to financial markets. Established in 2009, GRESB has become the leading ESG benchmark for real estate and infrastructure investments across the world, used by 140 institutional and financial investors to inform decision-making.
“Across the globe, organizations are demonstrating a deep commitment to ESG integration while making important strides towards a more sustainable future for us all,” said Sebastien Roussotte, CEO of GRESB.
“Sector Leaders are the organisations setting the pace and driving progress toward a net zero future. We are proud to recognise your determination, achievement, and leadership in creating a more sustainable world.”
Collgar Wind Farm | Ranked 1 of 70 | Wind power generation.
Collgar Wind Farm | Ranked 3 of 549 | All global Infrastructure assets.
Global Sector Leader | Renewable power | Renewable Power Wind Power Generation.
Collgar Wind Farm Star Rating | Again awarded 5-star Infrastructure rating for ESG.
Mr Thomas Scott-Morey, Collgar CEO commented: “For GRESB to recognise that Collgar is a global leader in the field of Renewable Power in 2021 is a significant achievement, one that demonstrates the huge amount of work undertaken throughout the year by the whole team with the support of the Collgar Board and owners, Rest. It is even more meaningful given it is reported that global participation in GRESB expanded in 2021 by 26% to now include 1678 real estate and 558 infrastructure entities.”
“Collgar is passionate about renewable energy, and this year’s result demonstrates Collgar’s continued effort to deliver sustainable, long-term value for all our stakeholders. As we continue to grow the business, our ESG values reinforce all aspects of our ongoing approach to renewable energy.” he added.
Collgar Wind Farm consists of 111 wind turbines with a gross capacity of 222MW, is located 25km south-east of Merredin in Western Australia. The wind farm generates and delivers clean, renewable electricity into the SWIS each year, thereby making a major contribution to Western Australia’s greenhouse gas reductions.
These reductions are equivalent to taking 150,000 cars off our roads each year, or planting up to nine million trees. Collgar Wind Farm produces enough electricity to power between 125,000 and 150,000 Western Australian homes with renewable energy.
Collgar Wind Farm is wholly owned by the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust (Rest).
Rest is one of the largest profit-to-member industry superannuation funds in Australia, with over 1.8 million members and around $66 billion in funds under management (as at 30 June 2021). Rest was established in 1988 and is open to all Australians. For more information visit www.rest.com.au .