Renewables 400

Under the Powering Queensland Plan, we are conducting a reverse auction for up to 400 megawatts of renewable energy capacity, including 100 megawatts of energy storage.

The auction process aims to:

  • diversify the sources of Queensland's electricity generation
  • support system security and reliability
  • accelerate the deployment of energy storage in Queensland
  • support local businesses and employment.

The auction process will consider standalone renewable energy projects, standalone energy storage projects and integrated renewable and energy storage projects.

Registration of interest

The registration of interest process concluded on 28 August 2017 with 228 businesses registering.

Expression of interest

An expression of interest process closed on 25 September 2017. The process received strong interest with 79 local and overseas businesses submitting 115 project proposals.

The total capacity on offer exceeds 15,000 megawatts, with nearly 6,000 megawatts of energy storage and 9,000 megawatts of renewable energy comprised of wind, solar (including integrated photovoltaic (PV) with storage and solar thermal), and biomass.

Next steps

Shortlisted proponents will be invited to submit binding bids through a request for proposal process in early 2018.