Publicly-owned CS Energy and global renewable energy leader EDF Renewables have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress the development of Central Queensland’s Banana Range Wind Farm.
Once completed, the 230MW project will generate enough energy to power 15,000 homes, with construction expected to kick off at Banana Range in 2024.
EDF Renewables Australia CEO Dave Johnson said the MoU aligned “both parties’ common interests in the region”.
“CS Energy has an established, long-term presence in the Banana Shire Council district through its Callide Power Station, and EDF Renewables is building a large presence in the same community with the construction of the Banana Range Wind Farm,” Mr Johnson continued.
“It’s an ideal partnership that brings together like-minded companies working together on common interests, which includes maximising opportunities for the local community through the energy transformation.”
CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills said the MoU complements recent investments the publicly-owned power company has made in renewable hydrogen and energy storage.
“This MoU demonstrates CS Energy’s commitment to securing a balanced mix of energy sources that can meet our customers’ requirements while also supporting Queensland power system security and reliability,” Mr Bills said.
The Banana Range Wind Farm is expected to come online in 2026.