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 has received necessary State and Federal Government approvals to comprise of:
- 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.
The wind turbines will stretch out over a length of approximately 55 km along the Broadsound Range. The towers for the wind turbines will be approximately 130m in high, blades are expected to be about 75m long.
The first stage of the project is planned to include 100 Goldwind turbines totalling 450MW, with a 348MW section of the project supplying Stanwell Corporation under a Power Purchase Agreement.
The project is currently in the feasibility phase. We are actively working on technical, environmental, social and economic aspects of the project. We aim to start road upgrade work followed by full wind farm construction in 2021.
Development of the Clarke Creek Wind and Solar Farm has been undertaken by Lacour Energy. Feasibility work for the project commenced in 2016 and has included:
- measurement of the wind and solar resources in the area
- detailed assessment of the ecological, environmental and social impacts of the project
- securing the necessary development approvals and lease agreements, and
- detailed pre-construction planning.
Lacour Energy has partnered with Goldwind Australia to deliver the Project. Goldwind will supply wind turbines to the project and manage construction works.
Goldwind Australia is a signatory on the Clean Energy Council's Best Practice Charter for Renewable Energy Projects, a commitment to uphold a set of standards during the development of current and new clean energy projects.
Find out more from the directors of Lacour and Goldwind in this video.