Project

Banana Range Wind Farm

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
Banana Range Wind Farm

The proposed Banana Range Wind Farm would comprise 50 wind turbines and is expected to provide approximately 230 megawatts of electricity generation. The project's site is located approximately 120 kilometres south-west of Gladstone in Queensland's proposed Central Renewable Energy Zone.

The project also has planning approval for a grid-scale battery.

Key Dates

2016 Project Announcement
Nov 2024 Expected Construction Commencement
Nov 2026 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: EDF Renewables

PROJECT HISTORY

2016 Lacour Energy commenced Pre-feasibility investigations for the Banana Range Wind Farm.
Dec 2019 The project received Development Approval from the Queensland Government.
May 2021 EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of EDF Group, acquired the Banana Range Wind Farm from Goldwind Australia and Lacour Energy.
May 2022 Queensland Government-owned CS Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with EDF Renewables to progress the development of the project. As part of the MOU, the Queensland Government announced the scope has reduced from 280 megawatts of electricity generation to 230 megawatts, with construction expected to commence in 2024, and be completed in 2026, two years later than previously scheduled.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Resources
Project website
Banana Range Wind Farm
Media releases
2021/05/03
2022/05/25