In a world that is working hard to combat climate change, the paradigm shift from fossil fuels to sustainable energy solutions has taken centre stage. Australia has introduced targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help the nation reach net zero emissions by 2050. Businesses worldwide are stepping up to the task, recognising the significance of minimising their environmental impact. But where to start, and how to go about transitioning to clean energy?
Executive General Manager Yurika, Belinda Watton says Yurika works with a broad range of clients to help them meet sustainability targets and transition to renewable energy sources.
“Our services, including electricity networks, electrical products, substations, and grid connections are tailored for renewable solutions such as solar and wind farms.
“We believe the move towards clean energy is both an investment in the collective future of our planet, and is simply a smart business decision,” said Belinda.
The good news is that renewable energy production is rising fast, due in large part to the rapid expansion of solar and wind. In 2021, renewable energy accounted for 21% of Australia’s total electricity generation*.
Crucial to realising the full potential of wind and solar generation are battery energy storage systems (BESS). They are a pivotal in stabilising the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources, integrating renewables into the broader grid, alleviating peak demand periods with stored energy, and act as a potential revenue stream through Frequency Control Ancillary Services (FCAS).
“Our team can model, design, engineer and deliver grid connected dispatchable storage, as well as provide ongoing operational and maintenance services,” said Belinda.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are fast becoming a more recognised piece of the energy transition, with Australia on track to surpass the milestone of 100,000 EVs. With more than 83,000 already on the roads in 2022, EV buyers nearly doubled in 2022.**
Yurika is proud to play a role in this EV ecosystem. By offering EV charging infrastructure, connections and maintenance for business, multi-level buildings, commercial carparks, and fleets, Yurika shows its commitment to delivering more sustainable transportation options. The Queensland Electric Super Highway is a demonstration of Yurika’s capability, boasting a network of 55 public charging locations across the state.
Actively involved in metering, telecommunications, and other behind-the-meter services, Yurika plays a crucial role in optimising energy usage and reducing waste. These tactics are all crucial considerations for businesses looking to successfully navigate the energy transition.
While addressing many of these energy transition complexities may seem like a daunting task – as an experienced partner, we make it easy.
*Source: Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
**Source: Electric Vehicle Council