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This is a list of wind farms in Queensland, Australia. To be included on the list a wind farm must have a capacity of 10 MW or greater.

As of 2022, Queensland has 3 operating wind farms with a total installed capacity of about 645 MW.

Operational

Project name Sponsoring company Coordinates Capacity (MW) Date Notes
Mount Emerald Wind Farm[1] RATCH-Australia
Port Bajool
17°12′S 145°24′E / 17.2°S 145.4°E / -17.2; 145.4 180 2018;
4 years ago
 (2018)
$400 million investment, 53 Turbines
Windy Hill Wind Farm Built by Stanwell Corporation, now owned by RATCH-Australia 17°35′32″S 145°31′50″E / 17.5922°S 145.5306°E / -17.5922; 145.5306 12 2000;
22 years ago
 (2000)
$20 million investment, 20 turbines
Coopers Gap[2][3][4] AGL Energy 26°33′S 151°20′E / 26.55°S 151.33°E / -26.55; 151.33 453 2020;
2 years ago
 (2020)
$850 million investment,[5] 123 turbines

Projects

Project name Sponsoring company Coordinates Capacity (MW) Status Notes
Archer Point Wind Farm Wind Power Queensland 15°35′S 145°19′E / 15.58°S 145.31°E / -15.58; 145.31 120 Feasibility
Clarke Creek Wind Farm[6][7] Lacour 22°46′S 149°32′E / 22.77°S 149.53°E / -22.77; 149.53 800 Feasibility Up to 195 Turbines
Crediton Wind Farm[8] Transfield Services 21°12′54″S 148°32′24″E / 21.215°S 148.540°E / -21.215; 148.540 40 Proposed
Crows Nest Wind Farm[9] AGL Energy 27°13′51″S 151°57′35″E / 27.230916°S 151.959666°E / -27.230916; 151.959666 200 Cancelled $270 million investment, 40 turbines. Cancelled by AGL.[10]
Forsayth Wind Farm[11][12] Infigen Energy 18°35′13″S 143°44′45″E / 18.58694°S 143.74583°E / -18.58694; 143.74583 75 Planning approved $250 million investment, 30 turbines
Forest Wind[13][14][15] CleanSight and Siemens Financial Services 25°46′34″S 152°47′42″E / 25.776°S 152.795°E / -25.776; 152.795 1200 Feasibility $2 billion investment, up to 226 turbines[13]
High Road Wind Farm[16] Transfield Services 17°29′32″S 145°28′34″E / 17.4923°S 145.4761°E / -17.4923; 145.4761 50[17] Planning approved $90 million investment, 17 turbines
Kennedy Energy Park Stage 1[18][19] Windlab 21°S 145°E / 21°S 145°E / -21; 145 43 Under construction Combined with 15 MW solar power and 2 MW / 4 MWh Battery.
Kennedy Energy Park Stage 2[18] Windlab 21°S 145°E / 21°S 145°E / -21; 145 43 Feasibility Over $1.5 billion to construct, up to 300 wind turbines.
Kidston Wind Project[20] Genex Power 18°53′06″S 144°08′38″E / 18.885°S 144.144°E / -18.885; 144.144 150 Feasibility 12–18 months of feasibility studies commencing Q2 2018
North Stradbroke Island Stanwell Corporation 27°33′18″S 153°27′36″E / 27.555°S 153.460°E / -27.555; 153.460 15 Proposed
Windy Hill Wind Farm Stage 2 Proposed by Transfield Services 17°35′32″S 145°31′50″E / 17.5922°S 145.5306°E / -17.5922; 145.5306 12 Cancelled
Kaban Green Power hub Neoen 17°04′S 146°45′E / 17.06°S 146.75°E / -17.06; 146.75 130 Under construction Combined with 100 MW Battery.[21]
MacIntyre Wind Farm Acciona & CleanCo 28.3399° S, 151.5073° E 1026[22] Planning approved Located in Cement Mills, QLD
Lakeland Wind Farm Windlab 100 Planning approved [23][24][25]
Dulacca Renewable Energy Project RES 240 Planning approved [26][27]
Banana Range Wind Farm Lacour 180 Feasibility [28]
Kingaroy Wind Farm Australia Energy Windfarm 57.12 Feasibility [29][30]

See also

References

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