Kennedy Wind Farm
The Kennedy Wind Farm Project is located near Hughenden, Queensland, approximately 290kms South-West of Townsville. The Wind Farm will be situated in the Flinders Shire. The project site (approximately 280km²) is a gently sloping region which forms part of the Great Dividing Range. The farms involved consist primarily of cleared and sparsely timbered agricultural land used for cattle grazing. The project will include significant regional investment during construction and operation.
|Location||In the Flinders Shire, approximately 290km West of Townsville, Queensland|
|Present Land Use||The area is predominantly used for grazing|
|Number of turbines||Up to 450 dependent on turbine size and final site capacity|
|Total generation capacity||up to 700MW|
|Project cost||Not Disclosed|
|CO2 savings||Up to 1.8 million tonnes per annum|
The Kennedy Wind Farm has the potential of comprising up to 450 wind turbines, associated access tracks, substations and a maintenance facility. The viability of the project will depend on the availability of a cost effective grid connection. If commissioned, each turbine is expected to have a capacity of between 1.5 and 3 megawatts (MW), providing a total installed capacity of up to 700MW. The green energy generated by the wind farm each year would deliver approximately 1.8 million tonnes of CO2 savings each year.
On average, the wind farm would generate enough green energy to power more than 240,000 homes or easily enough electricity for the annual supply to houses of Townsville and Mt Isa combined. The Kennedy Wind Farm has the potential to help Queensland meet its future energy needs without contributing to climate change.
For more information, please visit www.kennedywindfarm.com.au