Dulacca Wind Farm to boost clean energy production in Queensland

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As part of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, the newly opened Dualacca Wind Farm will provide 180MW of clean energy to Queensland industries and homes.

  • Dulacca Wind Farm has been officially opened by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni
  • The wind farm will provide 180MW of clean energy to the Queensland SuperGrid, powering Queensland industry and homes
  • Renewable energy to lower the cost of electricity for Queenslanders now and into the future
  • Connection of windfarm helps cut emissions from some of the state’s largest retail centres
  • At the peak of construction, the project employed 150 regional construction workers.

Queensland continues to lead the nation in the renewable energy transformation, with the official opening of the Dulacca Wind Farm, moving the state even closer to its renewable energy targets.

The 180MW project, owned by Octopus and developed by RES, created 150 jobs in regional Queensland at its construction peak.

“Queensland is leading the nation when it comes to renewable energy,” says Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“The Dulacca Wind Farm represents a significant moment in Queensland’s energy transformation, twelve months on from the establishment of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, and highlights our commitment to cleaner, cheaper energy for Queenslanders,” says Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“We’re not just powering Queensland, we’re contributing to a global shift toward decarbonisation, and our publicly owned clean energy generator CleanCo is at the forefront,” says Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“This is a part of our government’s Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan which is all about a future of cheaper, cleaner, and secure energy for Queenslanders, powering good jobs across the state,” says Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk.

State-owned CleanCo has a long-term power purchase agreement with the Dulacca Wind Farm to acquire 70 per cent of the output (or 126MW), meaning that the renewable energy generated here in the Western Downs will support CleanCo to provide affordable, clean energy to its customers. 

“Every time we connect a new wind farm, we are applying downward pressure on power bills, with Queensland wholesale power costs trending cheaper this last quarter,” says Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Minister Mick de Brenni.

“CleanCo’s partnership with Scentre Group, the owner and operator of Queensland’s Westfield shopping centres, which by 2025 will be powered by clean energy produced by this wind farm, exemplifies how we’re driving the energy transformation that benefits all Queenslanders,” says Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Minister Mick de Brenni.

“Consumers everywhere are demanding reductions in embedded emissions, and in the future, Queenslanders can shop at their local Westfield knowing they’re making a contribution to preventing damaging climate change,” says Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Minister Mick de Brenni.

“The official opening of the Dulacca Wind Farm is a significant milestone in our mission to create a sustainable energy future,” says RES in Australia’s CEO Matt Rebbeck.

“We are proud to contribute to Queensland’s renewable energy goals and look forward to powering homes and businesses around the state with clean, affordable and reliable energy from this state-of-the-art wind farm,” says RES in Australia’s CEO Matt Rebbeck.

“We are really excited about the opening of Dulacca Wind Farm and proud to be supporting the Queensland Government’s Energy and Jobs Plan and working with our partners RES and CleanCo,” sats Octopus Investments Australia Managing Director Sam Reynolds.

“CleanCo’s commitment to powering Queensland industry with reliable, clean energy is second to none,” says CleanCo CEO Tom Metcalfe.

“We are incredibly proud to partner with RES and Octopus in the development of the Dulacca Wind Farm which has added 126MW to our generation portfolio,” says CleanCo CEO Tom Metcalfe.

“The energy generated by Dulacca will support many of our customers to achieve their sustainability goals, and that means a major step forward in Queensland’s decarbonisation journey,” says CleanCo CEO Tom Metcalfe.

“It is through strong partnerships with developers like RES that CleanCo will continue to build a diverse portfolio of renewable energy generation and advance Queensland’s energy transformation with generation assets that are built by Queenslanders, for Queenslanders,” says CleanCo CEO Tom Metcalfe.

These customers include BHP Mitsubishi Alliance as well as the Scentre Group, which owns and operates Queensland’s Westfield shopping centres.

Further Information

  • The wind farm generates enough clean energy to power approximately 124,000 homes annually.
  • Publicly owned, CleanCo Queensland, has an offtake for 70 per cent (or 126MW) from the Dulacca Wind Farm.
  • Peak construction supported around 150 Queensland jobs, with over 1000 people providing construction support during the 2-year building period.
  • Throughout the construction process, RES donated 30,000 kilograms of timber to local schools for the students to use in woodwork classes.
  • The project was developed by RES and is owned by Octopus Australia.
  • The Dulacca Wind Farm will be part of the future Darling Downs REZ.

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