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Congratulations Enerven as Carbon Neutral Adelaide Partner of the Year

NOVEMBER 2019. At the 2019 Carbon Neutral Adelaide Awards, Enerven were recognised as Partner of the Year and also winner of the Low Carbon Economy category, following delivery of renewable electricity and energy storage technologies, with new installation equivalent to taking 2,036 cars off Adelaide roads this year.

Since emerging from SA Power Networks in 2017, Enerven has been integral to the City of Adelaide’s low carbon economy by delivering  key infrastructure on projects including the National Broadband Network, Bungala Solar Farm and Tesla’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP). 

To date, Enerven has installed 7.9MW of solar panel infrastructure across greater Adelaide. This includes 16 SA Power Networks and Enerven depots, 500 homes as part of the Tesla VPP, private projects such as the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club and Peakfresh manufacturing plant, and stage one of SA Water’s Zero Cost Energy Future Program (4.14MW installed with a further 154MW planned).

All of the solar power installed in urban areas contributes to the percentage of renewable energy in the grid, accelerating progress towards low carbon electricity. Through smart partnerships with the private sector and government, Enerven has created employment for more than 500 people and potential annual saving in CO2 emissions of 6,190 tonnes, equivalent to taking 2036 petrol cars off South Australian roads each year.

Working with an ever-expanding range of technologies including solar photovoltaics and storage, embedded networks, and virtual power plant, Enerven is reducing electricity costs for its customers, households and contributing to Adelaide’s carbon neutral ambition.

General manager, Richard Amato said “ Enerven over the last 15 years has grown to be one of the largest infrastructure businesses in South Australia, employing over 550 people. We have been able to deliver innovative solutions that are helping our customers reduce their energy costs and create a more sustainable future for Australia. These recent projects, such as SA Water’s Zero Cost Energy Future and the State Government’s Virtual Power Plant project, are great examples of Enerven bringing to life our vision, of connecting you with tomorrow.”

Finalists for Partner of the Year were:

  • WOMAdelaide - Diverting 98% of waste from landfill and offsetting 19,836 tonnes of CO2 with 70,000 native trees in South Australia
  • Downer EDI Works - Reducing carbon emissions from asphalt manufacturing with a recycled road
  • dsquared - Leading by example as South Australia’s first carbon neutral certified small to medium enterprise

Finalists for Low Carbon Economy were:

  • Downer EDI Works - Reducing carbon emissions from asphalt manufacturing with a recycled road
  • Fonzarelli - Reducing emissions with Australia’s first locally designed and made, emission-free motorbike
  • myCar - South Australia’s first fully electric commercial chauffeured service


“Enerven over the last 15 years has grown to be one of the largest infrastructure businesses in South Australia, employing over 550 people.”

Richard Amato

General Manager