Electricity generator, Stanwell Corporation, has struck a 10-year deal to supply mining company, Anglo American Plc, with wind and solar power so it can use 100% renewable energy in its Australian operations.
The electricity supplied by the government-owned Stanwell Corporation will come from Squadron Energy’s 450-MW Clarke Creek wind farm, for which Stanwell has a 346.5-MW power purchase agreement in place, as well as the 200-MW Blue Grass Solar Farm.
Deliveries of renewable energy are expected to begin from 2025. It will be used to power five steelmaking coking coal activities owned by Anglo American across central Queensland’s Bowen Basin. It will also power all of the company’s electrical equipment and infrastructure facilities at mines in Moranbah, Middlemount and Moura.