Project

Clarke Creek Wind Farm

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Clarke Creek Wind Farm

The project is being developed by Lacour Energy and Goldwind Australia and is located approximately 150 kilometres north-west of Rockhampton near Malborough.

The first stage of the project comprises a 101 turbine wind farm with an estimated total capacity of 450 megawatts.The project proponents are planning a second stage of the project, which would increase the capacity of the wind farm to around 800 megawatts. Future works may also include the addition of a 200 to 400 megawatt solar farm and battery energy storage on site.

Key Dates

Dec 2018 Project Announced
2021 Construction Commencement
Dec 2022 Expected Construction Completion

PROJECT HISTORY

Jan 2016 Feasibility study commenced.
May 2018 Development approval granted for wind farm component.
Dec 2018 Federal environmental approval granted for wind farm component.
Feb 2020 Development approval granted for solar farm component.
Aug 2020 The first stage of the project proceeded to construction after signing a power-purchase agreement (PPA) with the Queensland Government-owned Stanwell Corporation. Under the PPA, Stanwell Corporation will purchase 348 megawatts, or around 75 per cent, of the wind farm's capacity.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Resources
Project website
Clarke Creek Wind Farm
Media releases
2020/08/25
2018/12/03