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

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.

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