Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

One step closer for Queensland’s renewable energy generator

Powering Queensland Plan

26 February, 2019 –

Queensland’s new renewable energy generator, CleanCo, is a step closer to becoming established with the recent appointment of its first two key executives who have more than 30 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector between them.

Former Infigen Energy boss Miles George is CleanCo’s interim chief executive officer and Geoff Dutaillis has been appointed executive general manager – transition.

CleanCo’s role is to support the ongoing growth of Queensland’s expanding renewable energy industry, which already has 21 large-scale renewable energy projects with a generation capacity of 2000 megawatts.

CleanCo will build, own and operate renewable generation, continuing this government’s strong commitment to public ownership of our electricity assets.

Once established, CleanCo will support our ongoing efforts to place downward pressure on electricity prices and move steadily towards our target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030.

CleanCo’s initial portfolio will be existing renewable and low emission energy generation assets: the Wivenhoe pumped storage hydro plant, Swanbank E gas-fired power station, and the Barron Gorge, Kareeya and Koombooloomba hydro power stations.

The company will start operating in the National Electricity Market this year, subject to regulatory approvals.

For more information visit https://www.treasury.qld.gov.au/growing-queensland/queenslands-new-cleanco/

To learn more about our Powering Queensland plan to addresses Queensland’s current and future energy needs visit https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/energy/initiatives/powering-queensland