Tango energy visit
THE Victorian government is championing its efforts to draw businesses to the regions, paying a visit to power retailer Tango Energy’s Geelong headquarters recently to inspect its expanding operations.
A subsidiary of energy company Pacfici Hydro, Tango setup shop at the former Federal Woollen Mills at North Geelong in 2018 and now supports 64 full-time customer service, IT, finance and human resources jobs.
“More and more businesses are choosing to base their operations in regional cities like Geelong, which is a win for local communities, creating more jobs and boosting the economy,” Regional Development Minister Mary-Anne Thomas said.
The government says up to 13,000 jobs and 1,000 projects have been supported via its investment of more than $700 million in its Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund since 2015.
Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio said this includes the green energy sector.
“Our record investments in renewables mean Victorians are better protected from rising bills than households in other states, while also creating tens of thousands of jobs as we halve emissions by 2030.”
The expansion into the energy retail space has seen Tango Energy grow its customer base from 11,000 in 2016 to around 90,000 residential customers in Victoria and NSW todaqy.
“I’m proud to see how Tango Energy has grown after establishing itself in Geelong as a successful energy retailer, creating local jobs and establishing a strong presence in the community,” Lara MP John Eren said.