Bowen Renewable Energy Hub welcomed the announcement from Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack that the Federal Government will deliver $2 million for the Bowen Renewable Energy Hub as part of the Federal Government’s plan to secure energy affordability for commercial and industrial users.
Renewable Energy Partners CEO and Bowen Renewable Energy Hub Project Manager Luke McDonald welcomed the announcement, which is being delivered in collaboration with the Urannah Water Scheme to deliver water security and cleaner cheaper energy in a truly unique project for North Queensland.
“The Bowen Renewable Energy Hub will be a true battery for North Queensland and will deliver large scale renewable energy to reduce power prices in North Queensland.”
“Our Hub will include a 1.5GW pumped hydro with a seven-hour storage capacity, 1.3 GW solar, 500 MW wind and we are currently investigating the co-location of a 200MW hydrogen electrolyser to support export scale hydrogen production.”
“Our initial studies have already shown that our site is well suited for solar generation, the topography is ideal for the construction of a large-scale wind farm and a recent study by the Australian Energy Market Operator has confirmed the need for larger pumped hydro facilities in Queensland.”
“We look forward to continuing to work with the Federal Government and the Urannah Water Scheme to deliver cheaper renewable energy for North Queensland.”
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