Warhook Solar Farm
In addition to our wind capacity, we are in the process of developing three large solar farms in Queensland and New South Wales. One of these is the Warhook Solar Farm. It is located about nine kilometres north east of the town of Miles on roughly 1,200 hectares across three private rural properties.
Once operational, the farm will have a capacity of 200 megawatts and will use solar photovoltaic panels to generate electricity. It will also include a step-up substation, site office and storage area.
Development approval has been granted by the Western Downs Regional Council and we are currently progressing our grid connection process.
How does solar power work?add add
Solar energy is an unlimited source of free energy that can be converted into electricity using a range of ever-improving techniques. Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are currently the most widespread type of solar PV technology, however other types of solar PV are being developed that can be integrated into buildings, such as flexible PV and even PV paint. Have a look at the great work of Heliatek.
According to the International Energy Agency, renewable power capacity is set to expand by 50% between 2019 and 2024, led by solar PV. Solar energy could account for as much as 16% of total electricity production by 2050 (compared to 1.8% in 2016).
That’s why companies like ENGIE are investing in solar energy, an inexhaustible energy source with low CO2 emissions which sustainably meets our emerging energy needs.
Supplier and employment opportunities
ENGIE has a robust local engagement strategy and is firmly committed to creating jobs for local people and engaging with Indigenous and local suppliers. Whether it’s earthworks, infrastructure, building contractors, machinery operators and engineering, or accommodation, administration, catering, freight and cleaners – a number of skills and suppliers will be required by our head contractor during the construction phase of the project, including opportunities for local and Indigenous suppliers.
The proposed project will be delivered for and on behalf of ENGIE via ‘head contractors.’ The head contractors will be responsible for subcontracting a range of skills and suppliers. As part of our key objectives for the project, ENGIE will continue to work closely with its head contractors to ensure the delivery and quality of opportunities for local and Indigenous people and suppliers.
To register your interest, please contact the team on 1800 845 067 or email [email protected].