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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

    To find out more about the Aldoga Solar Farm and Solar Photovoltaic check out our Q&A and Fact Sheet.

     

     

    click here for our Q&A and here for our Fact Sheet.

     

     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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