Published on 03rd May 2021
French nuclear energy giant EDF has taken possession of a 280-MW wind farm project that also has planning approval for battery storage in Queensland, Australia. This project is EDF’s first renewable energy project in Australia. Financial details about the acquisition have not been revealed.
The project is located in the Banana Shire, in central Queensland, about 20kms west of Biloela and 120kms southwest of the port of Gladstone. The location has good wind resources and is close to the backbone of the major transmission line and in the heart of the proposed central renewable energy zone.
The Banana Range scheme is currently in the late stage of feasibility; EDF intends to complete work on grid connections. The company plans to install 50 wind turbines and expects it will need around 24 months to build the wind park.
Patrick Charignon, the vice-president Asia-Pacific at EDF Renewables, said, “We are very happy to take this important step in Australia with the Banana Range Wind Farm, which will be developed by EDF Renewables’ local team as part of a broader project pipeline.”