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Frontier Impact Group assists Swinburne to procure 100% renewable energy

Frontier Impact Group is delighted to announce its successful work with Swinburne University of Technology, which will use 100% renewable energy from 1 July 2020.

Frontier Impact Group assisted Swinburne to achieve this great fantastic outcome, working with Swinburne's procurement team through all stages of the procurement lifecycle.

Assisting large organisations to improve their sustainability and achieve great financial outcomes is one of FIG's specialities.

Frontier Impact Group congratulates Swinburne for achieving 100% renewables by 2020. It has been a pleasure to be the advisory firm assisting Swinburne to meet this outcome, achieving quality results in an efficient timeframe. Swinburne is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2025 and this is a very significant step towards achieving this.

FIG has assisted Swinburne University to develop and implement a 100% renewable energy strategy, achieving an excellent financial and sustainability outcome for Swinburne.

FIG assisted Swinburne with:

  • Strategy development and planning

  • Strategy implementation, through co-operative design and development of a procurement approach based on Swinburne’s existing strong procurement capability

  • Development of procurement tender documentation

  • Development of tender evaluation documentation aligned with Swinburne’s general tender evaluation approach

  • Technical and financial evaluation of tender responses

  • Engagement with tender respondents

  • Final negotiations with shortlisted tender respondents including commercial and technical contract elements

  • Refinement of contractual arrangements to ensure all electricity consumption was matched with 100% renewable energy production.

The FIG team drew on their many decades of energy experience to flexibly navigate and manage many of the complexities involved in sustainable energy procurement, to deliver an 100% renewable energy outcome.

With Swinburne’s existing skilled procurement team, FIG was able to work synergistically to provide complementary services that delivered timely, quality results for Swinburne.

FIG is able to assist clients with a full range of energy procurement services ranging from providing smaller scale advice, to working with customers’ existing procurement teams and scaling up to provide a complete turnkey procurement arrangement.


"Swinburne has been very pleased with work undertaken by the Frontier Impact Group (FIG ) team and for their expert guidance in enabling Swinburne to procure 100 per cent renewable electricity from Infigen Energy, from 1 July 2020.” “The FIG team has significant and deep energy experience which helped us successfully navigate the many complexities of renewable energy procurement, to achieve an appropriate solution, tailored to the unique needs of our organisation.” “FIG flexibly supported us with a full range of services across the procurement lifecycle, working closely with our procurement team to providing key elements and assisting us with: market analysis; procurement strategy; tender documentation; quantitative and qualitative evaluation; and the analysis required for data based negotiations.” “Our team found it easy to work dynamically and flexibly with FIG to provide complementary services that delivered the quality results in the short time frames required. We are delighted with the outcome and the assistance we received.” Oliver Moritz, Swinburne

For further detail, please see Swinburne's media release:

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