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flagship renewable energy project
The Aldoga Solar Farm will deliver a flagship renewable energy project on Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) land as 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 and 70% by 2032.
ACCIONA Energía has signed an agreement to lease the land from EDQ for the purposes of constructing and operating the Aldoga Solar Farm for a period of 30 years.
Location: Aldoga, near Gladstone, Queensland Australia
Project Value: AUD $500million
Construction commencement:Q1 2024
Anticipated construction duration:18 months
Peak workforce: 350 during construction and 10 full-time operational roles
MILLION AUD PROJECT VALUE
solar PV modules
tonnes of Co2 emissions avoided
LATEST PROJECT NEWS
ACCIONA Energía announced in November 2023 that it had signed a Power Purchase Agreement with Publicly owned energy company Stanwell Corporation to purchase 100 per cent of the output from the Aldoga Solar Farm. Stanwell Corporation plans to supply output from the Aldoga Solar Farm PPA to the proposed Central Queensland Hydrogen (CQ-H2) Project, the Stanwell-led CQ-H2 consortium’s proposed 380MW hydrogen electrolysis facility currently undergoing a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study.
A direct ‘behind-the-meter’ connection from the Aldoga Solar Farm to the Stanwell-led CQ-H2 consortium’s hydrogen electrolysis facility would enable the supply of renewable energy for production of green hydrogen.
The project will connect to the grid network and National Electricity Market at the Larcom Creek Terminal Substation at 275kV. As with all projects, the Aldoga Solar Farm has gone through several iterations as part of planning, environment and grid reviews to develop a project that is feasible. With the decision to connect directly into the electricity grid and development revisions we’ve now settled on the final energy output size for the project at 380MW.
As part of the preconditions for constructing the Aldoga Solar Farm we have commenced the public road upgrade of Flynn Road, Aldoga.
We are starting construction in early 2024. As the project is approaching the construction phase we will start to publish more regular construction and project updates for the community. Community members are encouraged to sign up to the Aldoga Solar Farm mailing list. You can subscribe to the newsletter below.
The Aldoga Solar Farm brings significant economic activity with a positive effect on the Gladstone region.
Generate a construction peak workforce of up to 350 jobs
Provide up to 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 life cycle of the project
SUPPLY & CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES
ACCIONA Energía 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our online community hub, where you can ask questions and give us feedback about the project.