Statement – Pacific Hydro short-listed to supply large-scale renewable energy in Queensland
25 July 2019
After making a submission to the Queensland Government’s Renewables 400 reverse auction, Pacific Hydro will now compete against nine other shortlisted projects to secure a contract with publicly-owned generator CleanCo.
If selected in the next phase, Pacific Hydro would deliver an additional 100MW of clean energy along with battery storage at the company’s Haughton Solar Farm site located 60km south of Townsville.
“We are thrilled to be one of the ten projects shortlisted and are eager to proceed with the next steps,” said Rachel Watson, CEO of Pacific Hydro Australia.
“Our proposal is shovel-ready and leverages our recent experience delivering large-scale solar in north Queensland. Our track record of success paired with strong relationships with Burdekin Shire Council and the local community made us a very strong contender,” she added.
Haughton Solar Farm is being built in a series of stages. Construction of the first 100MW of the project commenced in 2018 and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.
Once all stages are complete, Haughton Solar Farm is expected to have a generating capacity of up to 500MW, enough to power approximately 291,000 homes.