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ALDOGA SOLAR FARM

The Aldoga Solar Farm, a proposed 265MWAC solar photovoltaic (PV) facility, is to be located approximately 20 km north-west of Gladstone on the central Queensland coast.

The Aldoga Solar Farm, a proposed 265MWAC solar photovoltaic (PV) facility, is to be located approximately 20 km north-west of Gladstone on the central Queensland coast.

The Aldoga site will be EDQ’s flagship renewable energy project and is part of the Queensland Government’s Advancing our cities and regions strategy, which aims to renew and repurpose underutilised state land to generate jobs and drive economic growth. The substantial scale of this project will also contribute significantly to the Queensland Government’s target of achieving 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030. ACCIONA Energy has signed an agreement to lease the land from Economic Development Queensland for the purposes of constructing and operating the Aldoga Solar Farm for a period of 30 years.

Future development of the site would include solar PV modules, module mounting/tracking systems, inverters, step-up transformer and on-site substation, access tracks, construction compound (temporary), underground cabling and permanent monitoring equipment (e.g. met stations).

A 3-4km overhead electrical transmission line will extend from the site’s substation to the nearby Powerlink 275kV Larcom Creek Terminal Station. The transmission line is likely to be contained within an existing Powerlink easement from the solar farm to the Terminal Station.

The A$500M project will generate significant economic activity in the Gladstone Shire and surrounds.

During this feasibility stage, ACCIONA Energy will seek planning approval for the Aldoga Solar Farm under the GSDA Development Scheme, in addition to a range of environmental approvals under both Federal and Queensland legislation. In parallel, the design of the Aldoga Solar Farm will evolve as further information on the characteristics of the site are understood.

General information

Location

Aldoga, near Gladstone, Queensland

Expected Capacity

Up to 265 MWAC

Project Value

A$500M

Anticipated construction commencement

Mid-late 2019

Anticipated construction duration

12 months

Benefits

The project will:

  • Provide a substantial additional economic focus in the Gladstone region.

  • Generate a construction peak workforce of up to 240 jobs.

  • Provide 5-10 ongoing full-time positions on site once operational.
  • Result in the establishment of a Community Benefits Sharing Plan to strategically deliver added value to the local region over the lifecycle of the project.

  • Provide a sustainable and renewable source of energy for the region, with clean energy equivalent to the consumption of around 122,000 homes annually.

 Supply and Contracting Opportunities

ACCIONA Energy is committed to supporting local industry participation and is encouraging local suppliers and contractors that are interested in conducting business for the project to register your interest via the email address – aldoga.au@acciona.com

 

 Enquiries and Feedback

For further information about the project, or to provide feedback:

Phone: 1800 283 550

Email: aldoga.au@acciona.com

Post: PO Box 252, South Melbourne, VIC 3205

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