Australia’s Largest Solar Farm to Power Up Retailer Coles

Publicly-owned energy company CleanCo is partnering with Australian retailer Coles to provide 95% of its electricity needs in Queensland.

Under the partnership, renewable energy from Neoen’s recently completed 400MW Western Downs Green Power Hub solar farm – the largest in Australia – is helping bring Coles one step closer to their sustainability goals of 100% renewable electricity by June 2025.

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 resources.

 “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, said CleanCo CEO, Tom Metcalfe.

Through construction, the Western Down Solar Farm and Kaban Wind Farm projects supported more than 750 jobs, and the Dulacca Wind Farm supported a further 150 construction jobs. In operation, these projects will continue to provide local jobs and make significant contributions to the regional Queensland economy.