The Aldoga Gladstone site is Economic Development Queensland’s flagship renewable energy project and is part of the Queensland Government’s Advancing our cities and regions strategy, which aims to renew and repurpose underutilised state land to generate jobs and drive economic growth.
As a flagship project, it is considered that the Aldoga development will act as a precedent for the delivery of further economic opportunities offered from a growing renewable energy sector.
Following a competitive Expression of Interest process, Acciona Energy have been selected to transform the 1,250 hectares site at Aldoga into a solar energy project. Acciona will design, build and operate the solar project.
It is anticipated that construction will commence in mid-to-late 2019. At maximum capacity of up to 265 megawatts (AC), the renewable energy project will deliver the equivalent amount of energy needed to supply up to 122,000 households (around five times the number of households in Gladstone).
This significant project will support up to 240 construction jobs. Acciona Energy will adopt Buy Queensland and Gladstone Buy Local procurement policies, giving preference to local sub-contractors and manufacturers.
The substantial scale of this project will also contribute significantly to the Queensland Government’s target of achieving 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
Aldoga site maps
Aerial map of the Aldoga site and Gladstone.
Aerial map of the Aldoga site.