Clean Energy for Queensland

Neoen Australia

We own and operate the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia

Sharing Benefits

Making a difference in local communities

OVERVIEW

The Mount Hopeful Wind Farm is a large-scale renewable energy project proposed in Central Queensland, within the Rockhampton and Banana Shire areas.

This project will take advantage of some of the best wind resources in the state to provide affordable and clean electricity. The proposed capacity is up to 700MW.

WIND

Wind turbines are tall structures that can capture stronger winds at higher altitudes. The turbines can be between 150-270m in height.

BATTERY

Battery storage would allow us to store the wind energy and provide it to the grid whenever it’s needed.

Mount Hopeful Wind Farm

LOCATION

The project is located near the towns of Mount Morgan and Bajool, and lies approximately:

  • 50km south of Rockhampton
  • 60km north of Biloela; and
  • 70km west of Gladstone.

The project site will stretch across the municipal boundary of Rockhampton and Banana region, on land currently used for cattle grazing.

The location was selected because it is very windy and is close to electricity transmission lines.

BENEFITS

FOR LOCAL ECONOMY

Regional economic boost during construction period plus a number of ongoing jobs

For the climate

Producing more than
1,900,000 MWh of renewable energy per year

For the community

There will be a community benefit-sharing scheme will be created for local community initiatives

PROJECT LIFECYCLE

NEWS

Mount Hopeful Receives Planning Approval

Mount Hopeful Receives Planning Approval

The Mount Hopeful Wind Farm project received planning approval from the QLD State Assessment and Referral Agency (SARA) on 17th June 2022. The approval relates to State Code 23 (Material Change of Use for a Wind Farm) and also State Code 16 (Clearing Native...

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EPBC Act Referral Decision

EPBC Act Referral Decision

The Mount Hopeful Wind Farm has been determined a 'controlled action' by the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment. This means that the project will require assessment and approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act...

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EPBC Act Referral

EPBC Act Referral

Neoen has lodged a referral of the Mount Hopeful Wind Farm project to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for review under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The referral includes results from many years...

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Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria

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Neoen produce affordable reliable electricity from natural renewable sources such as the sun and wind.

With 12 years’ experience behind us, our technologies are tried, tested and proven. Our South Australian Big Battery has been keeping the lights on in SA since 2017, and saved consumers over $116 million in 2019 alone !

We own and operate all of the projects we build (rather than developing them to be sold) and as long-term neighbours we are committed to sharing the benefits with surrounding communities.

This dedication to community and environment has made us a renewable energy developer of choice across Australia.