In a positive step forward for our Coopers Gap Wind Farm, AGL is in the process of finalising the project's environmental impact statement (EIS). The public exhibition period for the EIS closed on 7 November, and we are currently reviewing submissions.
The project received a total of 24 submissions from both community members and government agencies. Submissions related to noise and potential economic benefits of the project, among other areas.
The next step for the project is to update the EIS to address submissions where required, with an aim to submit the final EIS to the Office of the Coordinator General (OCG) by the end of 2016.
The 400MW capacity wind farm, located in southern Queensland, is proposed to produce around 1,100 GWh of renewable energy per year, which could power more than 190,000 average Australian homes. The renewable energy produced would reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 860,000 tonnes annually, which is the equivalent of taking over 250,000 cars off the road.
Additional information can be found in the Media Release here.