Melbourne City FC and Origin Energy partner on Renewable Energy Solutions at the City Football Academy Melbourne

Melbourne City FC and Origin Energy are proud to announce a significant milestone in their partnership, with the installation of rooftop solar panels and battery storage at the newly opened City Football Academy Melbourne at Casey Fields.

The 40 kW rooftop solar system is expected to generate approximately 50 MWh of electricity annually, while a 13.5 kW battery has also been installed to store energy and help power the facility at night.

This initiative represents a substantial stride towards reducing the club’s carbon footprint at its state-of-the-art home. Now in its third year as a Major Partner of Melbourne City FC, Origin continues to demonstrate its commitment to driving good change in Australian sport with its renewable energy solutions helping power the club’s football and administration operations, and helping contribute to a more sustainable future.

Melbourne City FC CEO, Brad Rowse, said: “We are thrilled to officially unveil the City Football Academy Melbourne at Casey Fields.

“This state-of-the-art facility, powered by Origin’s renewable energy solutions, will be the new home to our Men’s, Women’s, Academy, and Administration teams, and will allow us to come together under the one roof to train, share ideas and challenge each other every single day.

This facility sets new standards for football in this country and lays the foundations for sustainable growth, on and off the pitch.

“We pride ourselves on being an innovative club, and a club that has a positive impact on our local community, and in Origin, we’re lucky to have a partner that shares these same values.”

Origin’s Executive General Manager Retail, Jon Briskin, said: “We’re proud to partner with Melbourne City FC to help power their new home base, the City Football Academy Melbourne, with cleaner energy.

Installing renewable energy solutions at this facility, in the form of solar power and battery storage, will be important in helping lower emissions from the club’s day-to-day operations.

“At Origin, our ambition is to lead the energy transition through cleaner energy solutions and working with our partners, like Melbourne City FC, we can help drive good change in sport together.”

Together, Melbourne City FC and Origin are showing that integrating lower carbon energy solutions is the winning game plan.