CleanCo has partnered with Central Queensland Power (CQP) to progress the development of the Moah Creek Wind Farm.
CleanCo, Queensland’s publicly owned low-emission energy company, has secured $500 million funding through the Queensland Budget to invest in renewable energy projects in Central Queensland, helping the state meet its renewable energy targets of 70 per cent by 2032 and 80 per cent by 2035.
Its investment will propel the development of up to 2.3GW of new renewable wind and solar projects unlocking enough clean energy to power more than 1.5 million Queensland homes.
Moah Creek Wind Farm is the first in a portfolio of up to 2.3GW of projects to progress under a partnership between CleanCo and CQP. CQP is a joint venture between RES Australia and Energy Estate and is developing a portfolio of wind, solar, and storage projects with a capacity of over 4GW in Central Queensland.
Together CleanCo and CQP will assess and shortlist projects in Central Queensland which deliver the best outcomes for the environment, communities, industry and Queensland’s overall renewable energy transformation.
CleanCo CEO, Tom Metcalfe, said that the company is delighted to partner with CQP in the development of the Moah Creek Wind Farm which, at 372MW will add significant capacity to its portfolio and allow it to provide customers with tailored clean energy solutions and advance Queensland’s decarbonisation journey.
“CleanCo’s partnership with CQP on delivering the Moah Creek Wind Farm is a pivotal step forward for CleanCo’s $500 million investment in Central Queensland which will bolster the Queensland SuperGrid, boost jobs growth, and deliver clean, publicly owned renewable energy for Queensland,” Mr Metcalfe said.
CQP Director, Annette Deveson, said that CQP is proud to announce this major step in its partnership with CleanCo.
‘We are excited by the huge opportunity the partnership presents to accelerate the transition to clean energy in the Central Queensland region and to support Queensland’s plans to achieve its ambitious renewable energy targets,” Ms Deveson said.
“CQP is dedicated to developing a large portfolio of high-quality renewable energy projects through close engagement with landowners, traditional custodians, local communities and local stakeholders which deliver significant economic, environmental, and social benefits within the region.”