EDF Renewables has announced it has acquired the Banana Range Wind Farm development project in Queensland from Goldwind Australia and Lacour Energy.
Located in Banana Shire, Central Queensland, the Banana Range Wind Farm will benefit from both an excellent wind resource and proximity to a robust point of connection on the backbone of the transmission network. The project is in the heart of the Queensland Central Renewable Energy Zone and received Development Approval in December 2019 for up to 50 wind turbines, corresponding to a capacity of up to 280 MW. EDF Renewables Australia will further develop, construct and operate the project, with start of construction targeted for late 2022.
EDF Renewables vice president Asia-Pacific Patrick Charignon said, “We are very happy to take this important step in Australia with the Banana Range Wind Farm, which will be developed by EDF Renewables’ local team as part of a broader project pipeline. Our projects will deliver competitive, reliable, renewable power and help drive the transition to a sustainable energy future.”
EDF Renewables’ growth in the Australian market is in line with the CAP 2030 strategy, which is to more than double EDF Group’s installed renewable capacity globally, from 28 to 60 GW net between 2015 and 2030.