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The first stage of a massive renewable energy hub combining wind, solar and storage in central Queensland has been unveiled in a bold pitch to supply heavy industry in the region, including the Boyne aluminium smelter.

Renewable energy developers RES and Energy Estate have revealed plans for the Moah Creek Renewable Energy Project, located located 30km west of Rockhampton, the first part of what they say could be a 2 gigawatt renewable energy hub dubbed the Central Queensland Power Project.

The Moah Creek component would combine 400MW of wind, 200MW of solar and a 300MW big battery (hours of storage not yet specified). It is in its early stages and a first community meeting is schedule in two weeks time.

“We envisage (the project) will facilitate the transition of Central Queensland’s power supply towards firmed renewable energy and in doing so to secure the future for heavy industry in the region,” the two companies said in an emailed newsletter.

[Giles Parkinson]

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