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Coopers Gap Wind Farm project on track

BIG TICK: A proposal to build Queensland's largest wind farm between Dalby and Kingaroy has been approved by the State Government.
BIG TICK: A proposal to build Queensland's largest wind farm between Dalby and Kingaroy has been approved by the State Government. Contributed

THE Coopers Gap Wind Farm project is on track, according to AGL.

The energy company spoke to residents at a community meeting in Cooranga North last week.

Project manager Evan Carless said many aspects of the project were discussed.

"Many aspects of the project (were discussed), including the EPC tenderer process, which we have been conducting for both the construction as well as the long-term operation and maintenance of the wind farm,” he said.

"The tender process will continue until we reach financial close on the project, which we hope will be in the second half of this year.

"At that point we will award the contract to the successful tenderer.”

It is hoped the Coopers Gap Wind Farm will be the next greenfield renewable development offered to the Powering Australian Renewables Fund.

The PARF is a partnership between AGL, QIC and Future Fund, which targets the development of about 1000MW of large-scale renewable energy projects.

The Coopers Gap Wind Farm is proposed to have an approved capacity of up to 460MW.

The company has said it would produce about 1400GWh of renewable energy, powering more than 240,000 average Australian homes.

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