Jobs blow in from new FNQ wind farm

Early works will start before the end of the year on a $380 million wind farm in Far North Queensland, creating 150 jobs, thanks to a power purchase deal with publicly-owned CleanCo.

Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said Neoen Energy would build the Kaban Green Power Hub near Ravenshoe, 80 kilometres south-west of Cairns now that CleanCo had agreed to buy 110 MW of the wind farm’s output.

The 157 MW wind farm will mean 150 constructions jobs as well as revenue for local farmers hosting the turbines.

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