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Sep 04, 2019
CopperString power project moves to EIS phase

CopperString power project moves to EIS phase

The proposed $1.5 billion CopperString project continues to push ahead, with the release of final terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS). It comes after the The State Government last week pledged $1.18 million for the CopperString 2.0 power project as part of a North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy The project proponent… ...

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Sep 04, 2019
State stumps up $132m for Kidston transmission line

State stumps up $132m for Kidston transmission line

Powerlink will build a $132 million transmission line to link Genex Power’s $1 billion Kidston renewables hub to the electricity grid. The State Government says work will start early next year on the electrical infrastructure package, critical to the Kidston Stage 2 development. It follows the announcement in July that the Kidston Stage 2 Pumped… ...

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Sep 02, 2019
Premier flags Townsville as key hydrogen gateway

Premier flags Townsville as key hydrogen gateway

Townsville is best placed to join Gladstone as one of two key export hubs for Queensland’s fledgling hydrogen industry, says Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Visiting for a North Queensland sitting of Parliament, the Premier highlighted the issue at a Townsville Enterprise breakfast. “The world is moving towards hydrogen, and there are two key centres that they’re… ...

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Sep 02, 2019
Green light for $128m wind farm project

Green light for $128m wind farm project

Australian Energy Wind Farm has won State approval for a $128 million wind farm with 16 turbines in the South Burnett Regional Council area. Construction is expected to start as early as March 2020 for the 64 megawatt wind farm, 32km west of Kingaroy. State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Cameron Dick said the… ...

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Aug 27, 2019
Strategy to add spark to North West’s economy

Strategy to add spark to North West’s economy

The State Government has pledged $1.18 million for the CopperString 2.0 power project as part of a North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy State Development Minister Cameron Dick said the strategy was the result of extensive consultation and would be backed by an implementation plan to quickly deliver outcomes. “Key supply chain and value-adding industries… ...

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Aug 01, 2019
Power flows from $850m wind farm project

Power flows from $850m wind farm project

The Coopers Gap windfarm near Kingaroy has begun generating electricity, with 50 of the site’s 123 giant turbines installed. AGL said it remained on track for completion this financial year of what is Australia’s largest wind farm. “We’re pleased to announce that the Coopers Gap Wind Farm is generating electricity into the National Electricity Market,”… ...

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Jul 11, 2019
Kidston hydro gets NAIF funding

Kidston hydro gets NAIF funding

The Federal Government will stump up a $610 million loan to Genex Power to finance the Kidston Stage 2 Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2_Hydro). The project is on the old Kidston Mine south west of Cairns. The long-term concessional debt facility comes out of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. The K2 Hydro project was progressing… ...

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Jul 06, 2019
Terms of reference out for CopperString power plan

Terms of reference out for CopperString power plan

Queenslanders can comment on the $1 billion CopperString powerline from Monday ( July 8), with the release of draft terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS). The 1100km, 275-kilovolt overhead high-voltage electricity transmission line will connect the North West Minerals Provence and Mount Isa to the National Electricity Market grid south of… ...

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Jun 17, 2019
Windlab making headway on Lakeland development

Windlab making headway on Lakeland development

Windlab is expected to shortlist preferred turbine suppliers within weeks for its planned 104MW Lakeland wind farm in Far North Queensland. Windlab – which is also the developer of Kennedy Energy Park – previously announced a new tender process for the EPC contract for the Lakeland project. In an announcement to the market today, the… ...

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