Kennedy Energy Park will be the first utility-scale wind, solar and storage hybrid generator connected to the national electricity network.
This renewable energy park will be located near Hughenden in North Queensland – tapping into the vast wind and solar resources in the area. Once complete it will have a capacity of 60 megawatts (MW).
CS Energy is proud to partner in this innovative project. In 2017, we entered into an offtake agreement to purchase the renewable energy produced by Kennedy Energy Park.
The agreement supports our strategy to facilitate renewable energy development in Queensland, while continuing to provide reliable baseload electricity through our existing portfolio of power stations.
About Kennedy Energy Park
Kennedy Energy Park will comprise a 15 MW solar photovoltaic plant, 43.2 MW wind plant and 2 MW/4 MWh of battery storage and is being developed by Windlab and Eurus Energy Holdings.
Construction started on the project in December 2017 and it is expected to be fully operational in early 2019.
Kennedy Energy Park will connect to the national grid via existing transmission infrastructure and will provide enough electricity to power 30,000 homes. The project is a catalyst project for the much larger Kennedy Wind Farm, which is a key component of the Queensland Government’s Powering North Queensland Plan.
Visit the Kennedy Energy Park website to learn more about the project.
large-scale generation certificates
As part of our off-take agreement we will also purchase a proportion of the large-scale generation certificates from Kennedy Energy Park.
Large-scale generation certificates make renewable energy and projects more financially competitive.
They are created by renewable generators – each megawatt hour of electricity generated is equal to one certificate. Renewable generators are able to sell both electricity and the certificates.
Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator requires users of electricity, through their retailers, to purchase a certain amount of renewable energy in the form of the certificates each year.