Aug 12, 2017

EOI open for NQ Clean Energy Hub

EOI open for NQ Clean Energy Hub

The Expression of Interest (EOI) process has opened for the proposed 2000MW North Queensland Clean Energy Hub feasibility study. 

Treasurer and Acting Energy Minister Curtis Pitt said the State Government had allocated $150 million towards the development of strategic electricity transmission infrastructure as part of the North Queensland Clean Energy Hub, subject to a feasibility study. 

It is a key element of the Palaszczuk Government’s $386 million Powering North Queensland Plan.

Mr Pitt said Powerlink was conducting the four-week EOI process on behalf of the Queensland Government to seek market information on aspects, including potential generation interest, storage options and significant load requirements.

It will be open until September 8. 

“We encourage all companies with an interest in the North Queensland Clean Energy Hub to flag their potential involvement and provide us with the latest market information via the EOI process,”Mr Pitt said. 

“The information received as part of this process will be treated confidentially and will inform the options for potential routes for the transmission infrastructure and project timing. 

“This is an important project which will drive cost savings by generating economies of scale through multiple generators and loads sharing transmission infrastructure rather than seeking individual network connections.” 

Information about the EOI will be available on Powerlink’s website at www.powerlink.com.au.