CleanCo and Coles ink massive solar deal in Sunshine State

Aerial shot of Western Downs Green Power Hub (coles cleanco)
Western Downs Green Power Hub

Queensland’s publicly owned energy business CleanCo will supply supermarket giant Coles with 95% of its electricity needs in the state.

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Under the partnership, CleanCo will provide Coles with renewable energy from Neoen’s recently completed 400MW Western Downs Green Power Hub solar farm—the largest in Australia.

CleanCo’s investment in the Western Downs Green Power Hub, as well as Neoen’s 157MW Kaban Green Power Hub wind farm in Far North Queensland, and the recently opened 180MW Dulacca Wind Farm, means a total of 737MW of renewable energy is now contributing to Queensland’s clean energy future.

CleanCo CEO Tom Metcalfe said, “CleanCo’s wind and solar assets, backed by our unique portfolio of reliable hydro and gas generators, means we can provide the tailored, clean energy solutions our customers need to decarbonise in an affordable and sustainable way.

“At CleanCo, it is our role to develop clean energy solutions that meet the unique needs of companies just like Coles, so that they can thrive in a net-zero future.”

Neoen CEO Louis de Sambucy said, “We are delighted that Kaban and Western Downs, our two newest assets in operation and our first in Queensland, are providing such significant volumes of locally produced clean energy to our valued customer and partner CleanCo.

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“Through this partnership we are proud to be powering so many Queensland businesses with solar and wind energy.”

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