As the Official Energy Partner, Momentum powers the VRC’s extensive infrastructure and year-round calendar of events with SmilePower, every day of the year.
SmilePower matches the VRC’s energy usage with the production of clean energy in Tasmania. Momentum is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro Tasmania: Australia’s largest producer of renewable energy. Hydro Tasmania harnesses the natural energy of wind and water to produce a truly sustainable power source.
Through solar panels on The Grandstand rooftop and super screen, we generate more than 25,000Kw/h of our own power each year.
We recently installed a new chiller in The Grandstand, significantly increasing air conditioning energy efficiency, estimated to reduce annual CO₂ emissions by more than 40,000 kg CO₂.
A pilot program to control commercial refrigeration throughout the Flemington grandstand facilities has demonstrated a reduction in refrigeration unit power consumption of more than 20 per cent, with plans to expand this program across the site in the future.