AGL Energy Limited (AGL) has answered the call of Melbournians to bring the city’s iconic Nylex clock back to life. The heritage listed clock, which sits atop silos on Punt Road in Richmond, has been in a permanent state of black-out since 2009.
General Manager Marketing & Retail Sales, Mark Brownfield, said AGL has today given a commitment to the Nylex Clock Collective that it will provide power for the Nylex sign, at no charge, and also as the site is redeveloped, to supply and install solar panels and battery storage, also at no cost, so that the sign can operate indefinitely.
“We will be delighted to work with the owners of the site to bring the Nylex clock back to life,” Mr Brownfield said.
“With a proud Australian heritage ourselves, this is something we can do to give back to the community, and also to bring the sign into the 21st century with the latest technology.”
In 2008 AGL responded to the public call from the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) for Victorians to 'Help Audrey Skip Again'. Together with the Heritage Council of Victoria, the Melbourne Restoration Fund and public donations, AGL helped to get the Skipping Girl back into action and skipping again and also later provided solar power for the sign.
AGL is one of Australia's leading integrated energy companies and largest ASX listed owner, operator and developer of renewable energy generation in the country. 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 taking action toward creating a sustainable energy future for our investors, communities and customers.