Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Renewable energy lights up Queensland

Susan River Solar Farm

7 February, 2018 –

Another 95 megawatts of solar power will soon be lighting up Queensland with the recent opening of Elliott Green Power’s $175 million Susan River Solar Farm on the Fraser Coast.

During its construction phase, 80 per cent of the workforce for this project came from the local area.

This is the 20th renewable generation project to come online in Queensland over the past two years, with another 13 large-scale projects under construction in Queensland.

These 13 large-scale projects will generate more than 1,200 megawatts, boost investment by around $2.5 billion and most importantly create more than 1,900 jobs during construction.

The project pipeline includes Elliott Green Power’s other 75 megawatt Childers Solar Farm just 50 km away. It also recently completed construction and is in the early stages of commissioning.

Elliot Green Power’s $175 million investment is another demonstration of industry’s confidence in the sector and further evidence that consistent energy policy from this Palaszczuk Government drives generation investment.

This is new generation that could help drive down electricity prices for Queenslanders.