Powerlink has been engaged by AGL Energy (AGL) to construct a new 275kV substation as part of the Coopers Gap Wind Farm project, near Cooranga North in the Darling Downs.
At 453MW, Coopers Gap will be the one of Australia’s largest wind farms in Australia once constructed.
A connection and access agreement has been signed. Financial close for the wind farm was reached in August 2017. Construction is expected to commence in early 2018, for completion by late 2018 (weather permitting).
Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham joined AGL to turn the first sod on the almost $850 million Coopers Gap Wind Farm midway between Kingaroy and Dalby on 7 February 2018.