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Hydro electric power plan for Queensland

The proposal would generate 1,800 MW of renewable baseload electricity travelling via undersea cable to Weipa and could potentially plug directly into Townsville as early as 2020.

Queensland plugs in to hydro power, Architecture and Design 16 September 2010 Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has backed a multi-billion dollar hydro power project in PNG that would plug directly into Townsville, providing green energy to Queensland.

Bligh, PNG Minister for State Assisting the Prime Minister on Constitutional MattersHon Moses Maladina MP, Origin representatives and PNG Energy Developments Ltd (PNG EDL) signed a Memorandum of Co-operation to support the development of the Purari Hydro Resource at Wabo in the Gulf Province of PNG.
If successful, the Green Grid power project would provide renewable power to Papua New Guinea, create an unprecedented green grid in far north Queensland and feed into Australia’s national electricity market.

Electricity generated using hydro-electric technology emits close to zero carbon emissions meaning the project has the potential to provide a major boost to Australia’s renewal energy targets by 2020.

The proposal would generate 1,800 MW of renewable baseload electricity travelling via undersea cable to Weipa and could potentially plug directly into Townsville as early as 2020. Queensland plugs in to hydro power

September 16, 2010 - Posted by | energy, Queensland | ,

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