CleanCo to partner in development of Moah Creek Wind Farm

Image of wind turbines against beautiful peach coloured sunrise (moah creek)
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Queensland-owned CleanCo has announced it is partnering with Central Queensland Power to progress the development of the Moah Creek Wind Farm.

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CleanCo has secured $500 million in funding through the Queensland Budget to invest in renewable energy projects in Central Queensland, helping the state meet its renewable energy targets of 70% by 2032 and 80% by 2035. Their investment will propel the development of up to 2.3GW of new renewable wind and solar projects unlocking enough clean energy to power more than 1.5 million Queensland homes.

This investment puts CleanCo on a path to supercharging its current portfolio of publicly owned generation assets connected via the state’s renewable energy backbone, the Queensland SuperGrid.

Moah Creek Wind Farm is the first in a portfolio of up to 2.3GW of projects to progress under a partnership between CleanCo and Central Queensland Power (CQP). CQP is a joint venture between RES Australia and Energy Estate and is developing a portfolio of wind, solar, and storage projects with a capacity of over 4GW in Central Queensland.

CleanCo CEO Tom Metcalfe said, “We are delighted to partner with CQP in the development of the Moah Creek Wind Farm which, at 372MW will add significant capacity to our portfolio and allow us to provide our customers with tailored clean energy solutions and advance Queensland’s decarbonisation journey.

“CleanCo’s partnership with CQP on delivering the Moah Creek Wind Farm is a pivotal step forward for CleanCo’s $500m investment in Central Queensland which will bolster the Queensland SuperGrid, boost jobs growth, and deliver clean, publicly owned renewable energy for Queensland.”

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Moah Creek Wind Farm is located 30km west of Rockhampton and 10km north-west of Stanwell.

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