AGL Energy Limited (AGL) and Malakoff Corporation Berhad (Malakoff) will today present 11 community groups with a total of $50,000 funding as part of the Macarthur Wind Farm (MWF) Community Fund Program.
The MWF Community Fund contributions included $12,500 for Hawkesdale P12 College’s recent trip to Singapore for the Earth Global Youth Summit, where 12 students visited Malakoff’s Tanjung Bin power plant.
Other funding recipients were: Ripponhurst Fire Brigade, Macarthur Bowls Club, Willatook Action Group, Macarthur Pony Club, Hawkesdale Cemetery Trust, Hawkesdale Recreation Reserve Committee, Macarthur Recreation Reserve Committee, Hawkesdale 1st Scout Group, Macarthur Community Health, Hawkesdale and District Family Services Centre and Hawkesdale's Community Emergency Response Team.
This year’s Macarthur Wind Farm Community Fund supported a range of community needs including health and social welfare, safety, environment, education and youth, sports and recreation and economic development.
AGL Chief Operating Officer, Merchant Operations, Doug Jackson, said that it was important for AGL to strive to make a positive contribution in the local communities in which it operated.
“The Macarthur Wind Farm Community Fund Program has provided funding to local groups to help them in their efforts to make important contributions in the community.
“Up to $50,000 will be offered annually for similar projects within the regional community,” said Mr Jackson.
AGL has community funds for all of its wind farms, including having recently established the Wattle Point South Australia Wind Farm Community Fund Program.
AGL is one of Australia's leading integrated renewable energy companies and is taking action toward creating a sustainable energy future for our investors, communities and customers. Drawing on over 175 years of experience, AGL operates retail and merchant energy businesses, power generation assets and an upstream gas portfolio. AGL has one of Australia's largest retail energy and dual fuel customer bases. AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base, peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal generation as well as renewable sources including hydro, wind, landfill gas and biomass. AGL is Australia's largest private owner and operator of renewable energy assets and is looking to further expand this position by exploring a suite of low emission and renewable energy generation development opportunities.