European Energy A/S Eyes Construction of Australia’s Largest Solar Park

European Energy A/S, a Danish renewables developer, has taken a significant step towards establishing a major presence in Australia's sector. The company has applied for environmental approval to build a massive 1.1-GW/1.3-GWp solar park in , Australia.

The proposed Upper Calliope Solar Farm, located in Mount Alma within the Gladstone Regional Council area, aims to become the largest (PV) park in the National Electricity Market (NEM).

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The project's scale is impressive, with the capacity to generate approximately 2.8 TWh of electricity annually, equivalent to 5% of Queensland's current electricity demand. This power output has already been contracted by mining giant to supply its Gladstone aluminium operations.

European Energy A/S's application for environmental approval is under review by the federal government's Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, as revealed in official documents. If approved, construction of the solar park is expected to commence in 2025 or 2026.

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While the initial plan does not include a battery system (BESS), the developer has indicated that such a system could be incorporated in a future development stage.

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