Queensland SuperGrid now connected to nation’s tallest wind turbines
Published Wednesday, 19 April, 2023 at 05:08 PM
Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement
The Honourable Mick de Brenni
- The 180MW Dulacca Wind Farm wind farm project is now officially connected.
- Construction of the wind farm’s 43 turbines is now complete, and the project is entering the testing and commissioning phase.
- At full capacity, the Dulacca Wind Farm will generate enough renewable energy to power more than 54,000 Queensland homes.
The Palaszczuk Government’s Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan has received another jolt of cheap, clean, and reliable renewable energy with the energisation of the 180MW Dulacca Wind Farm in the Western Downs.
The project is home to Australia’s tallest wind turbines, standing at 230m in height, 100m taller than the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
This milestone comes just days after the last solar panel was installed at the Western Downs Green Power Hub in the Southern Renewable Energy Zone only 100km away.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen:
“Queensland’s Southern Renewable Energy Zone is attracting thousands of workers to build the biggest wind farms in the nation as we power towards 70% renewables by 2032.
“Via the Queensland SuperGrid, this 180MW of cheap, clean, and reliable wind power will charge up the homes, businesses and industries of Southeast Queensland.
Quotes attributable to Sam Reynolds Managing Director, Octopus Australia
“The energisation of the Dulacca Wind Farm is an exciting milestone for Octopus Australia’s activities in Queensland and the Western Downs region, and we look forward to continuing our work within the Western Downs region to support the development of a local clean energy economy.
We will also continue to build stronger relationships with our landowners, neighbours, and the local community as well as the traditional custodians of the wind farm’s land, the Barunggam people.
Quotes attributable to RES CEO, Matt Rebbeck:
"Bringing the Dulacca Wind Farm online is a significant milestone in our mission to create a sustainable energy future.
We are proud to contribute to Queensland’s renewable energy goals and look forward to powering the homes and businesses around the state with clean, affordable and reliable energy from this state-of-the-art wind farm."
- Publicly owned CleanCo Queensland has committed take 70 percent (or 126MW) from the Dulacca Wind Farm.
- The project is owned by Octopus Australia and was developed by RES.
- At its peak, the construction of the Dulacca Wind Farm supported around 150 jobs in regional Queensland.
- The Queensland SuperGrid Infrastructure Blueprint has identified that the Southern Renewable Energy Zone has around 11,000MW of renewable energy capacity.
Minister de Brenni: 0457 600 237
Octopus Australia: firstname.lastname@example.org