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Nov 16, 2019
CopperString highlights power plight

CopperString highlights power plight

High electricity prices are robbing North West Queensland of new investment despite its enormous mineral wealth, the proponent of the $1.5 billion CopperString transmission project warns. CopperString 2.0 founder and executive chairman John O’Brien was commenting in the lead-up to next week’s Queensland Cabinet visit to Mount Isa. He said industrial electricity prices in the… Th...

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Oct 28, 2019
New solar farm set to connect at Columboola

New solar farm set to connect at Columboola

Luminous Energy has completed a contract to connect its proposed 162MW Columboola Solar Farm to the state’s network via the Columboola Substation. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the solar farm, near Miles, would provide up to 400 construction jobs and the substation and transmission line works would support another 17 jobs. Construction of the… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Sep 04, 2019
CopperString power project moves to EIS phase

CopperString power project moves to EIS phase

The proposed $1.5 billion CopperString project continues to push ahead, with the release of final terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS). It comes after the The State Government last week pledged $1.18 million for the CopperString 2.0 power project as part of a North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy The project proponent… This content...

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Sep 04, 2019
State stumps up $132m for Kidston transmission line

State stumps up $132m for Kidston transmission line

Powerlink will build a $132 million transmission line to link Genex Power’s $1 billion Kidston renewables hub to the electricity grid. The State Government says work will start early next year on the electrical infrastructure package, critical to the Kidston Stage 2 development. It follows the announcement in July that the Kidston Stage 2 Pumped… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Apr 23, 2019
Desirable renewables enhance Copper String prospects

Desirable renewables enhance Copper String prospects

A simple graph compiled by the Australian Market Energy Operator may hold the key to the successful completion of a major North-West Queensland electricity project. The long-time proponent of the Copper String project, which would link Mount Isa and Cloncurry to the state’s electricity supply system with a 1000km-plus alternating current transmission line, believes renewable… This content i...

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