LONDON - March 11, 2021 – SailGP has partnered with Aggreko, the world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services, to support the championship’s commitment to a better future.
SailGP recently announced it has achieved both the Carbon Neutral International Standard and joined the UN Climate Neutral Now Initiative, plus the international sustainability standard ISO20121 – ensuring it delivers its events to the highest operating standard. SailGP will work closely with Aggreko over its three-season partnership to deliver cleaner energy systems across all SailGP events around the globe and help SailGP with its ambition of having all events fully powered by clean energy by 2025.
In the new season, starting next month, Aggreko will provide a highly efficient hybrid solution comprising of solar power, battery storage and thermal generation. This low-emission energy system will support the transition for SailGP to help realize its ambitious targets. Looking further ahead, SailGP will work with Aggreko to proactively integrate low-emission new technologies such as green grid distribution and alternative fuels such as Bio-Methanol and hydrogen throughout the term of the partnership and as they become available.
More widely, Aggreko has committed to actively work with customers to reduce local emissions and diesel usage by 50% by 2030 and to become Net Zero by 2050. This aligns with SailGP’s aim to set new standards for major event delivery as the first climate positive sports and entertainment property. As part of its Race for the Future purpose-driven agenda, SailGP will leverage its global platform to champion a better world powered by nature, with a focus on accelerating a transition to clean energy. This partnership provides an exciting platform for both partners to demonstrate their commitment to technical innovation and a cleaner, sustainable future.
Robert Wells, MD at Aggreko Events Services said: “At Aggreko, we greatly admire SailGP’s commitment to sustainability, inclusivity and innovation – values that we proudly share. This partnership brings us one step closer to delivering sustainable sporting events globally, and we are excited that Aggreko continues to demonstrate reliable innovative energy solutions for world class events such as SailGP.”
Fiona Morgan, Director of Purpose and Impact at SailGP, said: “We are extremely excited to work with Aggreko – a company that shares our belief that innovation and technology is critical to drive the sustainability agenda and transition to a cleaner future, powered by nature. We look forward to working together to test and innovate on solutions to reduce emissions across our global events and share a blueprint of clean events so others can learn and follow."
Taking place in some of the most iconic harbors around the globe, anticipation is growing for the opening event of SailGP Season 2, with the Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess kicking off April 24-25.