The Capricornia Energy Hub has the potential for other renewable energy components, in addition to Pumped-Hydro Energy Storage (PHES). These energy components could potentially supply the PHES or the grid.
Locations near the PHES are currently being assessed to determine if a wind project would be viable.
If the project is considered feasible and is pursued, approvals would be sought at the appropriate time.
In a setting such as the one being investigated, turbines selected would typically be 6MW in capacity with a height of about 165 metres.
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.