Rail Projects Victoria: 2022 Finalist – Future energy

Last updated: 3 August 2022
person in blue denim jeans and beige work gloves feeding metal long metal cables into a cylindrical bamboo container Rail Projects Victoria is a finalist for an Industry Leader award in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Future energy category.

Rail Project Victoria’s Metro Tunnel project trialled geothermal technology to convert infrastructure foundations at the State Library construction site into renewable thermal energy.

The scientific results of this pilot show that geothermal renewable energy holds potential to meet energy demands of our built environment, and may support a dramatic change in the way we use our infrastructure and foundations as a thermal battery for renewable energy capture.

Future energy 2022 finalists