IPPToday #55: Five companies shorlisted for large solar farm in Queensland
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The Goverment of Queensland has shortlisted a total of 5 companies for the development of the Aldoga renewable energy project, with a projected capacity of 450 MW.
In April, Queensland launched a request for expressions of interest (RFEOI) to transform an almost 1250 hectare site near Gladstone into a large, commercial renewable energy project.
From a total of 16 applications, five companies have been invited to submit a more detailed proposal. The name of these companies have not been disclosed.
The site, located adjacent to Powerlink’s Larcom Creek substation, has been identified as suitable for a large-scale renewable energy project with the potential to support 450 MW of capacity, which can connect directly to the grid. According to sources, the project is more likely to be transformed into a solar farm.
Member for Gladstone, Glenn Butcher said:
"Aldoga could soon host Australia’s largest solar farm, after five companies five companies were shortlisted from 16 applicants and invited to submit a more detailed proposal.
From where it sits and with the location of the huge substation down the road it certainly bodes well for a solar farm."
The Aldoga Gladstone site will be Economic Development Queensland’s flagship renewable energy project and aims to renew and repurpose underutilised state land to generate jobs and drive economic growth.
As a flagship project, it is considered that the Aldoga development will act as a precedent for further economic opportunities offered from a growing renewable energy sector.
The substantial scale of this project will also contribute significantly to the Queensland Government’s target of achieving 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
We have informed about other renewable energy projects in Queensland:
- 50 MW Hayman solar park in Queensland
- 150 MW Daydream solar project in Queensland
- 22.5 MW Hughenden solar farm in Queensland
- 270 MW Kidston Solar Project Phase Two (KSP2) in Northern Queensland
- 50 MW Kidston Solar Project Phase One (KSP1) in Northern Queensland
- 250 MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Northern Queensland
- 125 MW Clare solar project in Queensland