Located in one of Queensland's longest serving mining regions, Boulder Creek Wind Farm will tap into one of the area's most valuable natural resources - the wind.
The Boulder Creek Wind Farm is located 40km south west of Rockhampton and approximately 5km west of Mount Morgan in central Queensland. The location has been chosen because there is a strong wind resource, high voltage transmission lines and good road access with few neighbouring properties.
Wind measurements to date show strong winds from the east dominating the site with a strong night-time profile. This complements the day-time power output of existing solar farms to provide reliable 24/7 power to the Queensland grid.
Epuron anticipates the project will involve 40 to 60 wind turbines with a tip height potentially exceeding 200 metres. Each wind turbine will require access tracks for construction and operation, as well as underground and overhead powerlines connecting to a proposed on-site substation.
The project will require a new substation which connects the wind turbines to the on-site 275,000 volt Stanwell to Calvale powerlines owned and operated by Powerlink. No off-site transmission lines are expected to be required.
Wind farms generate significant economic benefits for the local region during both the construction and operating phases. Around half of the capital cost is expected to be spent within Queensland, and local businesses will benefit from increased number of workers in the area.
Epuron is working closely with stakeholders and various studies and on-site surveys are underway in preparation for a development application.
We are keen to engage with the local community for input to help shape the project and maximise community benefits.
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