Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Farm - 1200 MW
The Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Farm project is located 150 km north west of Rockhampton and 150km south of Mackay and is located on the Broadsound Range approximately 50km inland. Once constructed the project would be the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere. The project has received all the necessary State and Federal Government approvals to build:
up to 195 wind turbines with a power output over 800 MW,
up to 400 MW of solar power, and
battery energy storage.
The project is nearing the end of the feasibility phase with construction to commence soon. The project is expected to be operational by late 2022.
Lacour Energy selected this project site after an extensive site identification study across Queensland. The key features of this site are the strong wind speeds, particularly at night, and the high capacity powerlines which run parallel to the site. Lacour initiated the development and have undertaken feasibility studies including: wind and solar resource assessments, environmental assessments, landowner agreements, network connection, layout design, development approval preparation, regulator consultation, community consultation, supplier networking, and the selection of development partner.
Lacour Energy has partnered with Goldwind Australia to deliver the Project. Goldwind will supply wind turbines to the project and manage construction works. A main contractor (Balance of Plant) will be appointed to manage the civil and electrical works for the project.
Find out more at www.clarkecreekwindandsolar.com.au