Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

20th renewable energy project confirmed for Queensland

Coopers Gar - Australia's largest wind farm

 

5 October, 2017 –

Queensland is leading the nation in large‑scale renewable energy projects under construction or starting in 2017 – we have the most megawatts, the most investment and the most jobs.

As at 30 August, 2017 – there are 20 financially committed large‑scale renewable energy projects in the pipeline worth $3.4 billion, with a generating capacity of 1,781 megawatts, and supporting 2,773 construction jobs.
The latest project to be confirmed is the Coopers Gap Wind Farm in Southern Queensland. Once constructed, the 453 megawatt wind farm will be the largest wind farm in Australia, producing enough renewable energy each year to power more than 260,000 Australian homes.

This is a huge investment of approximately $850 million that will support up to 200 jobs during construction and up to 20 ongoing operational jobs. The farm, to be built by AGL Energy, plays a vital role in the Palaszczuk Government’s Powering Queensland Plan and our commitment to achieving 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.

To learn more about our Powering Queensland Plan, visit www.dews.qld.gov.au/electricity/powering-queensland-plan