ACCIONA Energía has announced today that the construction of the Aldoga Solar Farm in Australia, with a total capacity of 380MW and an associated investment of AU$500 million (€300 million), will commence in the first quarter of 2024.
The Aldoga Solar Farm will be located 20 kilometers north-west of Gladstone on the central Queensland coast and its construction will create a peak workforce of 350 jobs over the 18-month construction period.
The photovoltaic plant is linked to a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Queensland’s publicly owned energy company Stanwell Corporation. Stanwell plans to use all the energy produced at Aldoga to supply its green hydrogen project, Central Queensland Hydrogen (CQ-H2), which is expected to enter commercial operations in 2028.
The Aldoga Solar Farm will generate clean electricity to supply nearly 185,000 homes and avoid the emission of around 934,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, playing a pivotal role to step up Queensland’s decarbonization. In addition, this project is another example of ACCIONA Energía’s commitment to Australia as a strategic country to accelerate its growth.
The company is also building there the largest wind farm in Australia, MacIntyre (1,026MW), and developing the adjacent Herries Range Wind Farm (c.1.000MW), an expansion of the MacIntyre Wind Precinct that will double its capacity to 2,000MW.
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