Wind energy creates electricity by using the wind to provide mechanical power through wind turbines to turn electric generators.

MacIntyre Wind Farm

We have entered into a long-term 150 MW offtake agreement from the MacIntyre Wind Farm, located 200 km south-west of Brisbane.

Developed by ACCIONA Energía, the MacIntyre Wind Farm is part of the 1,026 MW MacIntyre Wind Precinct and will be the largest onshore wind farm in the southern hemisphere when operations commence in 2025.

The MacIntyre Wind Farm will create approximately 350 direct local jobs during construction, up to 12 ongoing operational roles, and provide significant regional benefits.

Clarke Creek Wind Farm

We have entered into a long-term 346.5 MW offtake agreement with Clarke Creek Wind Farm. The agreement will enable us to provide clean, renewable energy to our customers and decarbonise our portfolio.

Clarke Creek Wind Farm is located approximately 150 km north-west of Rockhampton.

Construction of the project commenced in 2022, with the clean energy generated expected to flow into the grid from 2024.

The project will:

  • boost local employment – up to 350 jobs will be created during construction and up to 25-30 full time jobs will be maintained once the wind farm is operational;
  • support economic development – benefits to the local economy are estimated to be $130 million over the project lifetime with direct local spend to include a $200,000 per year community fund; and
  • make a significant contribution to Queensland’s 50 per cent Renewable Energy Target.

Wambo Wind Farm

The Queensland Government has announced $192.5 million in equity funding from the Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund to Stanwell for direct investment in the Wambo Wind Farm project, subject to the successful outcome of a Board approved business case and final shareholding Minister approval.

The proposed joint venture with Cubico Sustainable Investments could see Stanwell own 50 per cent of the Wambo Wind Farm and dispatch the remaining 50 per cent of the power generated under a power purchase agreement.

Cubico, the project developer, has proposed to deliver Wambo Wind Farm in two stages, with the 252 MW first stage to consist of approximately 42 turbines, and the second stage contingent upon grid availability and feasibility studies. This is enough clean energy to power approximately 170,500 houses annually and prevent the emission of more than 1.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year.

Construction is set to begin in 2022 and will create 200 jobs during construction and eight permanent positions.

Tarong West Wind Farm

We are working with global renewable energy developer RES to develop the proposed Tarong West Wind Farm which, when operating, will generate up to 500 MW of clean, renewable energy at the site 30 km south-west of Kingaroy.

Stanwell could receive up to $780 million in funding through the Queensland Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund to invest in the Tarong West Wind Farm, pending the successful outcome of a Board approved Business Case and subsequent shareholding Minister approval.

The proposed Tarong West Wind Farm is expected to generate enough clean, renewable energy to power around 230,000 homes and will create approximately 200 direct local jobs during construction, with up to 15 ongoing operational roles, and provide significant regional benefits. Once built, the Tarong West Wind Farm project could be fully owned and operated by Stanwell, supporting the decarbonisation of our existing portfolio, enabling us to meet our customers’ demand for renewable energy products, and providing future career development opportunities for our people. Construction is expected to commence in 2024, with the clean energy generated expected to flow into the grid from 2026.


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