Business renewables buying group

We're joining together with councils across Victoria to assist businesses to purchase renewable energy and cut their emissions.

If you are a large market energy consumer and want to join a group to purchase 100% renewable electricity, please email [email protected] or complete the Expression of Interest form 

Previous webinar 

You can view a recording of a previous Business Renewables Buying Group information session.

This webinar educates and supports medium to large electricity consumers to transition to renewable electricity.

If your businesses interested in a transition to renewable energy, learn more about the Business Renewables Buying Group, who it is suitable for and if it will likely work for your business. 


What is the Business Renewables Buying Group?

The Business Renewables Buying Group is designed to bring together a group of like-minded businesses seeking to switch to 100% renewable electricity. With the support of an external facilitator, the group will work collectively to scale up their buying power whilst cutting complexity, time, and cost associated with going 100% renewable.  

The Business Renewable Buying Group is open to businesses across Victoria consuming over 500mWh per annum of electricity (spending ~$100,000 per annum).

Through the Business Renewables Buying Group we are striving to build and refine this model and create a repeatable and scalable group purchasing method to support more businesses to join a renewable future.  

Why join the Business Renewables Buying group?

  • Improved market response for your businesses, with more options and potential price benefits due to increased load  
  • Ability to work with others who are going through similar decisions to compare considerations and support each other 
  • Reduced project costs and staff time by spreading the workload across the group  
  • The process is led by an experienced facilitator, with access to specialist strategic advice. 

What are the benefits for your business?

  • Cost effective way to reduce emissions and deliver on your strategic goals  
  • Long term and stable pricing provide budget certainty and reduces exposure to energy market volatility  
  • Avoid repeated internal procurement processes over the duration of the PPA contract  
  • Participation in this project and renewable energy purchase can provide reputation, branding and leadership benefits  
  • Opportunity to directly support the renewable energy industry.


This project is initiated and supported by Yarra Council, and will be available to all Victorian business who qualify for the large electricity market.

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