Project

Bowen Renewable Energy Hub

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
Bowen Renewable Energy Hub

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.

Key Dates

2028 Expected Construction Completion: Stage One
2033 Expected Construction Completion: Stage Two

Financing

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.

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Resources
Project website
Bowen Renewable Energy Hub
Media releases
2022/08/16 - CS Energy