Coopers Gap begins construction
CONSTRUCTION has officially begun at AGL’S $850 million Coopers Gap wind farm in Western Downs, QLD.
The 453 megawatt (MW) project will create 200 jobs during construction, and 20 operational positions once it starts generating energy mid-2019.
QLD Energy minister Anthony Lynham said Western Downs was fast becoming Australia’s renewable energy capital, with 10 approved solar projects.
“Together, they represent more than 2000 MW of renewable energy that will help power Queensland’s electricity grid and its regional economies, and help us meet our international emissions reduction commitments,” Dr Lynham said.