Renewable Energy Development Guide Queensland

Power purchase agreement, Sustainable energy, Electricity market

Renewable Energy Project Development Guide
The information in this document is designed to assist potential renewable energy project proponents seeking information on: • renewable energy generation • site selection • transmission and distribution network connections • development planning and approvals • power purchasing arrangements • funding assistance. This Renewable Energy Project Development Guide provides a snapshot of the processes involved in developing a renewable energy project in Queensland. This guide should be viewed in conjunction with the Office of Clean Energy’s comprehensive guide, the Renewable Energy Industry Guide that provides in-depth information to assist renewable energy developers to navigate all planning, regulatory and approvals processes in Queensland. Note: This guide provides information on a range of processes that may not apply to every development situation, and is intended to be used as a guide only.

Location selection
Extensive resource mapping for wind, solar and geothermal has been undertaken in Queensland. For more information refer to the: Queensland Wind Map , Solar Atlas and Geothermal Resource Mapping Connection to either the transmission or distribution networks is a major factor when considering site selection. Distribution Network Service Providers (DNSPs) in Queensland, Ergon Energy Queensland (Ergon) and Energex Ltd (ENERGEX) have provided a Renewable Energy Network Benefit Statement to assist in identifying locations for new generation. Download the statements below: • Ergon Energy Renewable Energy Network Benefit Statement ENERGEX_Renewable _Energy_Network_ Benefit_Statement

Transmission or distribution network connection
As a general rule, generators with a generation capacity of 30 megawatts or more may require connection to the transmission network. Project proponents will need to contact the local Transmission Network Service Provider (TNSP) and make a ‘connection enquiry’ pursuant to Chapter 5 of the...
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