Coop­ers Gap be­gins con­struc­tion

The Australian Energy Review - - NEWS -

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.

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