Picton goes entirely off gridEnvironment

In January 2024, Qube unveiled a 268Kw solar and 309Kw hour battery system in Picton, Western Australia, taking those facilities entirely off grid.

“This is an incredibly exciting day for Qube and a great step forward in our ambition to be a sector leader in the transition to a lower carbon future,” says Qube Director of Bulk Todd Emmert

“We welcome Qube’s first fully ‘off-grid’ facility thanks to the solar system installed across the roof tops of Qube’s warehouse, maintenance and administrative facilities, which feed a giant 300 kwh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on site.

“We are also proud to welcome four light electric vehicle chargers to our Picton site, as we transition all Qube light vehicles to electric.

“My hope is that Qube’s Picton site will provide a template for what is possible with the right mix of available space and technology and will become the first of many ‘off-grid’ facilities in the Qube network.”

Qube recognises the critical role it has to play both in enabling Australia’s energy transition as a key service provider to customers, and in helping achieve Australia’s emission reduction goals by trialling and investing in cutting edge technology.

We are committed to industry-leading de-carbonisation plan, with an aspirational goal to reduce our scope 1 emissions intensity to zero by 2050.