Australian officials and members of the local government of the state of Queensland on Wednesday formally inaugurated the 180-MW Dulacca Wind Farm in the Western Downs Region.
The site is equipped with 43 Vestas turbines that generate enough electricity to power around 124,000 homes annually.
The project was developed by UK-based RES Group and is owned by Octopus Australia, part of the Octopus Group. The power-generating facility was built in about two years and was energised in April.
Dulacca has a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with publicly-owned energy generator CleanCo Queensland which will buy 126 MW of its output to serve renewable power customers such as BHP Mitsubishi Alliance and the Scentre Group.
“The Dulacca Wind Farm represents a significant moment in Queensland’s energy transformation, twelve months on from the establishment of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, and highlights our commitment to cleaner, cheaper energy for Queenslanders,” said Queensland’s premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.