Townsville icon The Ville goes all in on renewable energy

Published Tuesday, 07 March, 2023 at 09:51 AM

Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement
The Honourable Mick de Brenni

CleanCo Barron Gorge Apprentice Liam Prestipino, The Ville Resort-Casino CEO Michael Jones, Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Minister Mick de Brenni, and CleanCo Barron Gorge Site Manager James Archer

CleanCo Barron Gorge Apprentice Liam Prestipino, The Ville Resort-Casino CEO Michael Jones, Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Minister Mick de Brenni, and CleanCo Barron Gorge Site Manager James Archer

  • 10,000MWh deal that includes clean energy from Kaban Green Power Hub
  • Delivery now underway and will scale up to 100% renewable by 2025
  • First transaction secured by CleanCo for a customer based in Townsville
  • CleanCo Queensland is a government-owned electricity generation and trading company - fuelled by a mix of renewable energy and innovative energy solutions.

Major Townsville icon The Ville Resort-Casino has inked a major renewable energy deal with publicly owned CleanCo that will see the precinct powered by 100% renewable energy by 2025.

Announced by Minister de Brenni at the Queensland Energy and Jobs Fair in Townsville, the initiative will be enabled by the Palaszczuk Government’s Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan.

Quotes attributable to the Minister de Brenni:

“The Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan is not just the biggest jobs opportunity for Townsville in a generation, but it’s already delivering results for local businesses like The Ville,” Minister de Brenni said.

“North Queensland has world-class renewable energy sources, and through publicly owned corporations like CleanCo, we are making those resources available to support our industries and communities to make the switch to renewable energy.

“The Ville was the first customer in Townsville to sign a clean energy supply agreement with CleanCo and with the pace of renewables coming online there’ll be plenty more to come.

“The power will travel via the Queensland SuperGrid, the nation’s largest, that goes end to end of the state, meaning that wherever energy is generated–we can capture it, send it, or store it where it’s needed most.”

Quotes attributable to The Ville Resort-Casino CEO, Michael Jones:

“The Ville Resort-Casino is excited to be partnering with CleanCo as we continue to expand our sustainable business practices,” he said.

“We’re committed to reducing our emissions and impact on the environment and by partnering with CleanCo now, we’ll be able to ensure The Ville is 100% powered by renewable sources by 2025.”

“We’re privileged to be in a location of great natural beauty with The Ville being on the doorstep to The Great Barrier Reef and overlooking the Coral Sea. By using sustainable business practices such as renewable energy, we’re contributing to protecting and preserving this environment for generations to come.”

Quotes attributable to Clean CEO, Tom Metcalfe:

“CleanCo’s portfolio has a unique mix of flexible, low-emission firming capability mixed with wind and solar generation which allows the us to offer reliable, competitively-priced clean energy to large-scale energy users,” he said.

“Our portfolio of low-emission and renewable energy generators allows us to deliver clean energy solutions, with 24/7 reliability, to help our customers thrive in a net zero future.”

“We have a number of generating assets in north Queensland and I am proud that we are able to use these locally operated assets to provide locally sourced renewable energy for businesses like The Ville, as they pursue their sustainability goals,” he said. 

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Media contact – Andrew Churchill 0457 600 237

Media contact (CleanCo) – Erin Oram 0431 089 686