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AGL Energy powers up 2019 Rally of the Heartland

The stages through the wind farms are a feature of the AGL Rally of the Heartland. Photo: Matt Talbot.

AGL, operators of Australia’s largest electricity generation portfolio and the largest ASX-listed investor in renewable energy, is back for another year as the naming rights sponsor of one of Australia’s newest and most exciting rallies – the Rally of the Heartland.

The AGL Rally SA – Rally of the Heartland will be held in South Australia’s Mid North on June 1st and 2nd 2019.

Based around Burra, the AGL Rally SA – Rally of the Heartland will bring a wide range of iconic classic rally cars to the picturesque Flinders Ranges, home to AGL’s wind farms at Brown Hill, Hallett Hill, North Brown Hill, and the Bluff Range.

The organisers of the event, RallyOne, will once again work with AGL to contribute enduring benefits to the communities of the Mid North. The AGL Rally SA – Rally of the Heartland will bolster regional tourism and provide a significant boost to the local economy.

AGL’s Hallett Wind Farms will get an innovative showcase during AGL Rally SA’s iconic wind farm stages. These stages are a unique feature of the South Australian event and will include the longest wind farm stage held anywhere in the world.

This course provides a real challenge for competitors, a spectacle for the public, and underlines the capacity of AGL’s renewable energy assets. The combined 167 wind turbines of AGL’s Hallett Wind Farms, together with associated infrastructure such as substations and connection assets, generate enough clean, green energy to power around 200,000 average Australian homes and also save approximately 770,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year.

“AGL is proud to once again support the Rally of the Heartland as the naming rights sponsor. The rally is an event that attracts visitors from across the country to the Mid North of South Australia. We know that this event will provide a spectacular experience for participants and visitors. It will also deliver an important economic boost for local businesses across the region,” said Colin Mills, General Manager Gas and Renewables Operations.

Rally Director, Ivar Stanelis, said he was delighted that AGL had agreed to team up with the Rally SA event.

“This is a truly significant partnership. We’re thrilled to have a high quality Australian brand like AGL supporting us. Rallying focusses on dependability, action and durability, which underlines the AGL brand’s unparalleled strength in the energy market.

“This association is great for the sport in Australia generally and great for us locally, and I am confident it will be beneficial to both organisations.”

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This article is a press release supplied to RallySport Magazine from an event, team, or media outlet.

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