The Bowen Renewable Energy Hub, proposed by Bowen River Utilities, would be an 11.4-gigawatt renewable energy project, located in located in the Mackay hinterland, in the Northern Queensland Renewable Energy Zone.
The scope of works include:
- 1.4 gigawatts of pumped hydro, utilising the proposed Urannah Dam project. This will be delivered in two stages:
- Stage One: a pumped hydro site producing 750 megawatts and 16 hours of storage (12,000 megawatt hours), and
- Stage Two: a pumped hydro site producing 12,000 megawatt hours of storage,
- a wind farm,
- up to 1.5 gigawatts of solar generation, and
- a 200-megwatt hydrogen electrolyser.
The project would connect to the National Electricity Market through 16 kilometres of transmission lines.
|2028||Expected Construction Completion: Stage One|
|2033||Expected Construction Completion: Stage Two|
Copenhagen Infrastructure IV will have a 'co-development and equity partnership' with Bowen River Utilties to deliver the project, however, the financing arrangements have not been publicly disclosed.
|Aug 2022||Bowen Renewable Energy Partners signed a Memorandum with Queensland Government-owned CS Energy to deliver the project, with options for Power Purchase Agreements to be established.|