Project

Queensland Renewable Energy Zones

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Queensland Renewable Energy Zones

The Queensland Government will develop three Renewable Energy Zones (REZs), located in northern, central and southern Queensland. The REZs are intended to encourage investment in renewable generation and storage projects.

Key Dates

Sep 2020 ROIs opened and closed

Funding contributions

Queensland Government

Procurement

Tenderers (EOI/ROI): ROIs opened for proponents interested in developing projects in the Northern, Central and Southern REZs, in September 2020, closing on 25 September.

PROJECT HISTORY

Aug 2020 The Queensland Government committed $145 million to support network upgrades and streamline the development of new renewable generation projects in the Renewable Energy Zones.
Sep 2020 ROIs opened for interested parties.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Initiative (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Media releases
2020/08/20
2020/09/10
Major Contract

Queensland Northern REZ

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Queensland Northern REZ

The QLD Government will develop three Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) in the state: the Northern, Central and Southern REZs. The REZs are intended to encourage investment in renewable generation and storage projects.

The Northern REZ has five potential locations:

  • Far North Queensland
  • The North Queensland Renewable Energy Hub
  • North Queensland
  • Issac, and
  • Barcaldine.

Key Dates

Sep 2020 ROIs opened and closed

Funding contributions

Queensland Government

The Queensland Government committed $145 million to support network upgrades and the development of the three Queensland REZs.

Procurement

Tenderers (EOI/ROI): ROIs opened for proponents interested in developing projects in the Northern, Central and Southern REZs in September 2020, closing on 25 September.

PROJECT HISTORY

Aug 2020 The Queensland Government committed $145 million to support network upgrades and streamline the development of new renewable generation projects in the Renewable Energy Zones.
Sep 2020 ROIs opened for interested parties.
May 2021 The Queensland Government allocated $40 million to upgrade existing transmission lines for the Kaban Green Power Hub project and the broader Northern Queensland Renewable Energy Zone.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Initiative (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Major Contract

Queensland Central REZ

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Queensland Central REZ

The QLD Government will develop three Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) in the state, the Northern, Central and Southern REZs. The REZs are intended to encourage investment in renewable generation and storage projects.

The Central REZ will be located in the Gladstone-Bundaberg area, with two potential locations:

  • Fitzroy, and
  • Wide Bay.

Key Dates

Sep 2020 ROIs opened and closed

Funding contributions

Queensland Government

The Queensland Government committed $145 million to support network upgrades and the development of the three Queensland REZs.

Procurement

Tenderers (EOI/ROI): ROIs opened for proponents interested in developing projects in the Northern, Central and Southern REZs in September 2020, closing on 25 September.

PROJECT HISTORY

Aug 2020 The Queensland Government committed $145 million to support network upgrades and streamline the development of new renewable generation projects in the Renewable Energy Zones.
Sep 2020 ROIs opened for interested parties.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Initiative (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Media releases
2020/08/28
2020/09/10
Major Contract

Queensland Southern REZ

PROJECT STATUS
Announced
Queensland Southern REZ

The Queensland Government will develop three Renewable Energy Zones (REZs) in the state: the Northern, Central and Southern REZs. The REZs are intended to encourage investment in renewable generation and storage projects.

The Southern REZ will be located in the Darling Downs region.

Key Dates

Sep 2020 ROIs opened and closed

Funding contributions

Queensland Government

The Queensland Government committed $145 million to support network upgrades and the development of the three Queensland REZs.

Procurement

Tenderers (EOI/ROI): ROIs opened for proponents interested in developing projects in the Northern, Central and Southern REZs in September 2020, closing on 25 September.

PROJECT HISTORY

Aug 2020 The Queensland Government committed $145 million to support network upgrades and streamline the development of new renewable generation projects in the Renewable Energy Zones.
Sep 2020 ROIs opened for interested parties.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Queensland |
Infrastructure Australia status
High Priority Initiative (medium-term, 5-10 years)
Resources
Media releases
2020/08/20
2020/09/10