Renewable energy

We are evolving and renewing our portfolio in response to evolving market and consumer expectations, and to support Queensland’s transition to a lower carbon future.

This includes developing energy solutions for existing customers and facilitating the growth of new industries and energy load within the National Electricity Market.

Through a pipeline of commercial project opportunities, we are helping Queensland transition seamlessly to the energy market of the future. To support this, we are actively seeking strategic partnerships across a range of industries.

We have confirmed our commitment to the growth of the renewables sector within Central Queensland, by signing the Queensland Government’s Central Queensland Statement of Cooperation.

Renewable energy partnerships

We are partnering with renewable energy projects based in Queensland and developing power purchase agreements to meet the needs of our customers for lower emissions energy and evolve our generation portfolio to remain relevant in the National Electricity Market.

Wind energy

We are progressing a joint venture in Wambo Wind Farm, and have offtake agreements with Tarong West and Clarke Creek wind farms to service our customer demand for green energy products.

Solar energy

We have offtake agreements with solar farms, such as Blue Grass Solar Farm, to service our customer demand for green energy products.

Hydrogen

We are investigating opportunities to develop a large-scale green hydrogen industry in Central Queensland.

Dispatchable energy

We are charging ahead with the development of two large-scale standalone batteries in the southern and central renewable energy zones (located near Tarong and Stanwell power stations).

Construction is well underway on the 300MW / 600 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system being built adjacent to Tarong power stations. Work is on schedule for the battery to be commissioned from mid-2024 and fully operational by mid-2025.

A giant 300 MW/1200MWh Battery Energy Storage System (Tesla Megapack), to be located within the Stanwell Power Station precinct, was approved and announced by Queensland Premier Steven Miles in May 2024.


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These mega batteries built next to our power stations will form part of our clean energy hubs in the future. These hubs will make the best possible use of the assets we already have – the people, the infrastructure, facilities and land, the grid connections – to support the energy transformation and continue to provide affordable and secure electricity supply.

The Tarong and Stanwell batteries are just start of our dispatchable energy portfolio, with our goal to have 5GW of dispatchable energy online by 2035.

Future Energy Innovation and Training Hub (FEITH)

We are developing a Future Energy Innovation and Training Hub (FEITH) to accelerate Queensland’s energy transformation at the Stanwell Power Station near Rockhampton.

The size of a shopping centre, the hub will provide facilities to test out innovative new energy technology including energy storage and hydrogen.

It will provide a real-life, hands-on training environment for Queensland energy employees to develop the skills needed to work on new energy technologies.

FEITH will also be a community learning centre, giving everyone a chance to explore the latest clean energy innovations and gain a deeper understanding of these emerging technologies.

Coal combustion products

We are exploring opportunities to provide sustainable engineering solutions and to increase use of our by-product across the manufacturing and transport infrastructure industries.

Bioenergy

We are supporting the development of a sustainable bioenergy industry which underpins emissions reduction and life extension for our coal-fired power stations.


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