Solar and wind energy

solar and wind energy

As CS Energy transforms from a baseload energy generator to a diversified energy business, we are playing a dual role in supporting Queensland’s target of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030. This involves adapting our thermal generation assets to operate more flexibly and continuing to add renewable offtake arrangements to our portfolio.

Many of our large commercial and industrial customers require a mix of thermal and renewable generation in their loads. We offer renewables to our customers through our partnerships with wind and solar facilities, and underpin them with energy from our thermal generation assets.

columboola solar farm

We have a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 100 per cent of the output of Hana Investment's 162 MW Columboola Solar Farm.

The solar farm is being constructed near Miles in the Western Downs and will feature solar technology such as bifacial panels that absorb light from both the front and the back, and single axis trackers that follow the sun.

We'll onsell the solar energy to our customers Griffith University, CQUniversity and QUT.

Columboola Solar Farm artist\

 

Warwick Solar Farm

 

Warwick Solar Farm

In early FY2021 we signed an offtake agreement to purchase a proportion of the renewable energy produced at the University of Queensland’s 64 MW Warwick Solar Farm.

We're passing the benefit of this renewable energy from the solar farm on to our Queensland Government customers, as part of our energy supply agreement with large Queensland Government sites. We're also supporting UQ’s energy ambitions through providing retail administration and hedging services. 

 

moura Solar Farm

The Moura Solar Farm is a 110 MW project planned near the town of Banana in Central Queensland. Greek industrial company Mytilineos acquired the project from ESCO Pacific in December 2020 and construction is expected to begin in 2021.

The 56 MW of generation contracted to CS Energy from this facility has been onsold to a large industrial customer. 

Solar energy

Kennedy Energy Park

kennedy energy park

We have an offtake for 100 per cent of the output of the 60 MW Kennedy Energy Park in Far North Queensland.

The project comprises a 15 MW solar photovoltaic plant, 43.2 MW wind plant and 2 MW/4 MWh of battery storage and was developed by Windlab and Eurus Energy Holdings. As part of our off-take agreement we will also purchase a proportion of the large-scale generation certificates from Kennedy Energy Park.

hughenden solar farm

CS Energy has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with global renewable energy company BayWA r.e. for a portion of the electricity and Large Generation Certificates (LGCs) from its Hughenden Solar Farm.

The 20 megawatt Hughenden Solar Farm is located on the outskirts of Hughenden in North West Queensland and has been operational since 2018.

Hughenden