180MW Dulacca Wind Farm powers up in Queensland

Photo of wind turbines at Dulacca Wind Farm against sunset
Dulacca Wind Farm

Queensland’s Dulacca Wind Farm is now operational, moving the state even closer to its renewable energy targets.

The 180MW project, owned by Octopus and developed by RES, has secured a long-term power purchase agreement with state-owned CleanCo, which has agreed to acquire 70% of its output.

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Queensland Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said, “Every time we connect a new wind farm, we are applying downward pressure on power bills, with Queensland wholesale power costs trending cheaper this last quarter.

“CleanCo’s partnership with Scentre Group, the owner and operator of Queensland’s Westfield shopping centres, which by 2025 will be powered by clean energy produced by this wind farm, exemplifies how we’re driving the energy transformation that benefits all Queenslanders.

“Consumers everywhere are demanding reductions in embedded emissions, and in the future, Queenslanders can shop at their local Westfield knowing they’re making a contribution to preventing damaging climate change.”

Octopus Investments Australia managing director Sam Reynolds said, “We are really excited about the opening of Dulacca Wind Farm and proud to be supporting the Queensland Government’s Energy and Jobs Plan and working with our partners RES and CleanCo.

“Dulacca is a significant milestone for Octopus with our first operating wind farm in Queensland.

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“Octopus has a number of other renewable development projects in the Western Downs region, supporting the build out of the Queensland SuperGrid. This includes our recent 1Gwh Queensland battery and Western Downs Energy Park to support providing clean, cheap and reliable firmed renewable energy to Queenslanders.”

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