Kennedy Energy Park

Kennedy Energy Park shines for Queensland

18 Nov 2022

CS Energy was proud to join Windlab when they hosted a visit by MPs and locals at Kennedy Energy Park in North West Queensland as part of a Regional Community Forum.

This hybrid renewable facility is located near Hughenden and comprises 43 megawatts of wind, 15 MW of solar and 2 MW/4MWh battery.

CS Energy has an offtake agreement for 100 per cent of Kennedy Energy Park, which we are providing to our Queensland Government customers. It will help decarbonise large Queensland Government sites such as schools, hospitals and emergency services.

Kennedy Energy Park

CEO Andrew Bills said CS Energy was proud to support its large commercial and industrial customers in adding renewable energy to their loads.

“CS Energy provides renewable energy to Queensland Government Procurement through Power Purchase Agreements with various renewable projects in Queensland," Mr Bills said.

“We have added more than 300 megawatts of contracted renewable energy to our portfolio in recent years, including the nearby Hughenden Solar Farm owned by BayWa r.e. Australia.

“We continue to explore further opportunities in response to strong interest from our customers and are investing in new energy assets including grid-scale batteries and renewable hydrogen.”

Windlab CEO John Martin said Kennedy Energy Park is an important early step in the company’s ambition to deliver 20 per cent of Australia’s new green energy generation over the next ten years.

“The enormous renewable energy potential of Hughenden and the Flinders Shire means this region is a strategically critical part of our development strategy,” Mr Martin said.

“Windlab’s decade-long presence in the Hughenden region and the partnerships we have built over that time mean we’re uniquely positioned to make the most of this exciting opportunity to unlock the region’s potential, delivering benefits we can all share."

Kennedy Energy Park is currently in its final testing and commissioning phase and is expected to commence commercial operations in early 2023.

Read the Ministerial media release on the Regional Community Forum tour of Kennedy Energy Park.

Kennedy Energy Park