Reliable and low carbon sources of energy are essential for the VRC to maintain our grounds and host our world-class events while minimising our greenhouse gas emissions.
The majority of our energy consumption is electricity and natural gas. Other fuels are used on a lesser scale for generators, including back-up generators.
In 2018/19 electricity made up 92% and gas 8% of our annual energy usage.
A portion of electricity demand was met through solar panels on the roof of The Grandstand which generate up to 25,000 kw/h of power annually.
As we transition to a more sustainable future, we are currently investigating how to reduce our energy consumption and increase the proportion of demand met by renewable energy sources.
Targets and commitments will be further developed in 2019/20 pending an energy audit by an independent specialist engaged to improve energy consumption forecasting, measurability and procurement.