Department of Energy and Water Supply

Powering Queensland Plan: an integrated energy strategy for the state

The Powering Queensland Plan sets out the Queensland Government's strategy to guide the state through the short-term and long-term challenges facing Australia's energy markets.

The government is investing $1.16 billion to ensure Queenslanders can continue to enjoy an affordable and secure supply of electricity.

The plan will support the transition to a cleaner energy sector, and create new investment and jobs.

Our actions in more detail

Under the Powering Queensland Plan we will:

  • provide electricity price relief by investing $770 million to cover the cost of the Solar Bonus Scheme
  • return Swanbank E gas-fired power station to service
  • direct Stanwell Corporation to undertake strategies to place downward pressure on wholesale prices
  • investigate the restructure of Government owned generators and the establishment of a ‘CleanCo
  • deliver a $386 million Powering North Queensland Plan to strengthen and diversify the north's energy supply and create a North Queensland clean energy hub
  • confirm the government's commitment to a 50% renewable energy target by 2030
  • facilitate the next wave of up to 400 megawatts of diversified renewable energy, including 100 megawatts of energy storage through a reverse auction
  • improve large-scale renewable project facilitation, planning and network connections
  • establish the Queensland Energy Security Taskforce
  • implement the Queensland Gas Action Plan and release over 450km2 of new gas tenure for supply to the Australian market
  • continue to advocate for stable, integrated national climate and energy policies.

Further information

To find out more about our plan, download the following guides:

Related links

  • Learn more about the Affordable Energy Plan–our $300 million plan to make electricity more affordable for residential and business customers.
Last updated:
1 November 2017
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