Under the Powering Queensland Plan, we are conducting a reverse auction for up to 400 megawatts of renewable energy capacity, including 100 megawatts of energy storage.
The auction process aims to:
The auction process will consider standalone renewable energy projects, standalone energy storage projects and integrated renewable and energy storage projects.
The registration of interest process concluded on 28 August 2017 with 228 businesses registering.
An expression of interest (EOI) process is now open and closes on 25 September 2017.
Proponents are invited to put forward projects that meet the following criteria.
For renewable energy generation
|Renewable generation type||Minimum requirements|
|Wind generation (assumed to be semi-scheduled)||30MW (AC)|
|Solar generation with integrated storage||30MW (AC), with usable storage capacity providing a minimum of 20% of the average daily energy yield or greater|
|Other scheduled or semi-scheduled generation, e.g. biomass, concentrated solar thermal||10MW (AC)|
|Co-firing of existing coal fired generators with biomass (scheduled)||Equivalent of 30MW (AC) of capacity, e.g. replacing 10% of fuel requirement of a 350MW unit would be treated as 35MW of equivalent capacity|
For energy storage
To apply, visit the QTenders website. A QTenders account is required to download the required documentation. Parties that are interested in participating and have any queries are required to follow the process outlined in the invitation for expression of interest document.
Once the EOI process closes, shortlisted proponents will be invited to submit binding bids through a request for proposal process.