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 facility.
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 project is currently in the feasibility phase, construction is planned to commence by the end of 2019 and is expected to be operational by late 2022.
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.