About the Capricornia Energy Hub
The proposed Capricornia Energy Hub is one of the largest renewable energy projects in Northern Australia and encompasses a pumped-hydro electric scheme, wind farm and solar farm.
Located on Widi Country, approximately 80km west of Mackay in the Eungella Hinterland, it is a 1.4GW energy hub that, when fully operational, will deliver dispatchable green energy into the grid to power 1.5 million Queensland homes.
Ideally located in North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone, the project will also include four water reservoirs, connecting waterways, two powerhouses and 20 km of new transmission lines. It is ideally located in the North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone and close to existing energy infrastructure.
The Hub is expected to be operating by 2028 and will bring sustainable industry and employment to the region.
More than 600 people will be employed during construction and 90 jobs will be created during operation.
Once complete, the Hub will deliver 20% of Queensland’s 2030 Renewable Energy Target.
Progress and Timeline
RC, ECI, EPBC and Financial Close
Frequently Asked Questions
Who did your environmental studies and when did they start?
What are the approvals processed for each part of the Hub?
The local community, general public and stakeholders will have numerous occasions to provide formal and informal feedback. We will notify the local community as the project progresses on calls for formal submissions, with the first official call for public submission when the Initial Advice Statement (IAS) is lodged with the Queensland Government and put out for public consultation in the form of Draft of Terms of Reference.
The fact sheet on the Queensland Government process can be found here: https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/32222/eis-fact-sheet.pdf
Are wind turbines built to withstand cyclones?
Do you have support from the Traditional Owners?
We will continue to work with Widi as the project progresses.