The Aldoga Solar Farm, a proposed 250MWAC 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 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$400M project will generate significant economic activity in the Gladstone Shire and surrounds.
On 27 May 2019, in accordance with section 84E of the State Development and Public Works Organisation Act 1971, the Coordinator-General approved the development application for the Aldoga Solar Farm Project. Click here to view.
For more information, click here to view the Media Statement.
Location: Aldoga, near Gladstone, Queensland
Expected Capacity: Up to 250 MWAC
Project Value: A$400M
Anticipated construction commencement: Early-mid 2020
Anticipated construction duration: 12-18 months
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 life cycle 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 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in acquiring energy from the Aldoga solar farm, please find more information on corporate PPA's here.
ENQUIRIES AND FEEDBACK
For further information about the project, or to provide feedback:
Phone: 1800 283 550
Post: ACCIONA 5/88 Creek Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000