Kaban Green Power Hub




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STATUS: Announced
VALUE: $380M AUD
SECTOR: Energy
JURISDICTION: QLD
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Summary

The Kaban Green Power Hub will be located near Kaban in Northern Queensland, 80 kilometres south-west of Cairns and 6 kilometres north-west of Ravenshoe. The renewable energy hub will comprise a 130-megawatt wind farm and 100 megawatt storage facility.

 
The Hub will consist of 28 wind turbines, a new substation, battery storage, access tracks and cabling. The wind turbines and battery storage system will be connected via the site’s substation to the National Electricity Market through an existing 275-kilovolt overhead transmission line operated by Powerlink Queensland. Neoen expects the facility to generate around 457 gigawatt hours of electricity each year.
 
 
In October 2020, the Queensland Government week confirmed that the $380 million Kaban Green Power Hub would proceed to construction. The announcement follows a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) being signed between project developer Neoen and the Queensland Government-owned CleanCo. Under the PPA, CleanCo will purchase 110 megawatts of output from the wind farm.

 

Key Dates

  • Late 2020: Construction due to commence.
  • 2023: Operations scheduled to commence.

 

Financing

Financing for the project is expected to be privately sought by the owner and operator, Neoen, though no details of this have been publicly released.

 

Project History

May 2018: Queensland Government granted approval for the project.
Apr 2020: Federal Government granted approval with conditions for the project to proceed to construction.
Oct 2020: Neoen and Queensland Government-owned CleanCo sign PPA for CleanCo to purchase 110 megawatts of wind energy output from the project.

 

History and Further Information

The site in Kaban was selected due to the abundance of wind, proximity to an existing transmission line, low population density and support from landholders for hosting wind turbines.

The Federal Government has placed 41 conditions on the construction of the Hub regarding its impacts on the environment. This includes a limit of 129 hectares that can be cleared on the site.



Last reviewed: 09/10/2020

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