Kennedy Energy Park
Country
  • Australia
Coordinates21°S 145°E / 21°S 145°E / -21; 145Coordinates: 21°S 145°E / 21°S 145°E / -21; 145
StatusProposed
Construction began2018
Owner(s)Windlab
Solar farm
TypeFlat-panel PV
Wind farm
TypeOnshore
Site usageFarm Land
Rotor diameter
  • 136 m (446 ft)
Power generation
Units planned12 × 3.45 MW
Nameplate capacity50 MW
External links
Websitekennedyenergypark.com.au

Kennedy Energy Park is a wind, solar and storage hybrid power station approximately 20 km south east of Hughenden and 290 km southwest of Townsville in Queensland.

Stage one of the project is a “proof-of-concept” commenced construction 2018, consisting of 30 MW of wind turbines, 20 MW of single axis tracking Solar Panels, and 2 MW of Li ion battery storage, costing $120 million to build and expected to be operational in 2020.[1] It was constructed in 2018 but did not start to connect to the grid until July 2021.[2] It is intended that the combination of solar and wind generation will be complementary and lead to stable output.[3]

Stage two is proposed to be capable of producing 1200 MW of renewable energy, costing $2 billion and was hoped to commence construction before the end of 2020.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "50MW Wind, Solar and Storage hybrid facility approved". Kennedy Energy Park. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  2. ^ Parkinson, Giles (8 July 2021). ""World first" wind, solar and battery project finally starts production after 3-year wait". Renew Economy. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Renewable energy providing near baseload generation". Kennedy Energy Park. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  4. ^ "$120m outback Queensland hybrid renewable energy farm gets stage one approval". ABC. Retrieved 28 July 2016.