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Wed, 18/06/2014
Hydro Tasmania project wins UN Association of Australia environment award

Hydro Tasmania project wins UN Association of Australia environment award

A Hydro Tasmania project maximising the renewable energy potential of King Island has been recognised in the 2014 United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Awards.

Each year, in support of United Nations World Environment Day, the United Nations Association of Australia recognises innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives from across Australia and the important work of Australian environmental leaders through its World Environment Day Awards.

The annual Awards recognise achievement by individuals, organisations, businesses, local councils, schools, journalists and community groups whose work serves to protect, manage or restore natural heritage.

Hydro Tasmania’s King Island Renewable Energy Integration Project (KIREIP) uses a range of renewable and conventional technologies to reduce diesel consumption for power generation on the island.

KIREIP won the business award for Best Specific Environmental Initiative.

Winners were announced last night at an Awards Presentation Dinner in Sydney. A full list of winners can be viewed here and more information about the Awards is available on the UNAA website.

Earlier this year, KIREIP picked up another accolade, winning the 2013 Innovation Award from the Energy Supply Association of Australia.

KIREIP is an initiative of Hydro Tasmania and has been developed with the assistance of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and the Tasmanian Government.