The Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Farm project, is located 150 km north west of Rockhampton and 150km south of Mackay in the Isaac Shire and Livingstone Shire areas.
The project is currently in the feasibility phase and if constructed, it will comprise:
- Up to 195 wind turbines with a power output over 800 MW;
- Between 200 MW and 400 MW of solar power; and
- Battery energy storage facility.
The project extends across the land of eight local families, with the wind turbines located on the mountain range and the solar farm on the lower ground near the Marlborough-Sarina Road.
The project is in an area of high wind and solar resources and close to an existing main road from Marlborough to Sarina. The project is also adjacent to the existing high voltage electricity transmission network, with three large transmission lines providing the ability to connect the very large power project we are developing .
The construction period for the entire project will be over 3 years and it is likely that construction will occur in stages.
The project is currently in the feasibility phase with work being undertaken on the technical, environmental, social and economic aspects of the project. If the feasibility demonstrates a viable project then it is intended that construction would commence in 2019.