Wind and solar projects powering up Queensland

Landholders whose properties host transmission for wind and solar projects are earning more under a new payment framework with Powerlink.

The new framework offers boosted payments based on property values and impacts, higher than flat rates, and extends to landholders adjacent to new transmission infrastructure. Landholders can choose a lump sum or annual payments.

This comes as major solar and wind projects in the regions are powering Queensland on its way to 70 per cent renewable energy by 2032.

This includes construction of Australia’s largest solar farm – the 1500-hectare Western Downs Green Power Hub. The Hub has the capacity to power the equivalent of 235,000 Queensland homes.

Another Western Downs project, Dulacca is home to Australia’s tallest wind turbines, standing at 230m high, and will generate enough energy to power more than 54,000 homes.

Wind and solar projects powering up  Queensland