Located in Central Queensland, 75km south of Rockhampton and 40km north of Biloela, the Smoky Creek Solar Power Station is currently in the development phase. The station is being developed by Edify and will stretch across approximately 1,800 hectares of cleared land. Once complete it could generate up to 1,194,000 MWh per annum of renewable energy.
Through a rigorous development application process, which included the involvement of specialist third parties and pre-lodgment and ongoing community consultation, the solar station was approved to generate 1,194 MWh’s per annum of clean, green power. The station has complied fully with all applicable regulatory approvals and has the support of the Banana Shire Council.
The power station will feed into the Powerlink Queensland (PLQ) Calvale to Stanwell 275kV transmission lines, providing green, clean power to over 206,000 homes. At peak construction, the station will employ around 350 people, predominately from local contractors, supporting the local community.