Enel Tapped To Build Giga-scale Solar And Wind Project On Queensland’s Copperstring Line

Enel Green Power has emerged as the successful bidder to develop what will be one of Queensland’s largest hybrid wind and solar projects, designed to provide cheap renewables to power a vanadium mining and processing project in the state’s north west.
ASX-listed critical minerals explorer QEM said on Monday it has signed a binding agreement with Enel Green Power Australia for the sale of the giga-scale Julia Creek Renewables Project, after selecting the Italy-owned giant from a shortlist of three bidding groups.
The Julia Creek project is one of a number of massive mining and refining projects that the Queensland government had hoped to unlock by committing $5 billion to building the 1,100km Copperstring transmission line from Townsville to Mt Isa.

QEM is seeking to develop one gigawatt (1GW) of wind and solar capacity over several stages to provide low cost and zero emissions power – key to the vanadium that it hopes to supply to the emerging vanadium battery industry.

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