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Queensland shortlists 5 for large-scale renewables project - report

Solar panels in New South Wales. Image by NSW Department of Planning and Environment (www.planning.nsw.gov.au/).

Sep 11 (Renewables Now) - Five companies have been shortlisted for the Aldoga renewable energy project in Queensland which is expected to support 450 MW of capacity.

In April this year the Queensland government asked for expressions of interest to transform a 1,248-hectare (3,084 acre) site near Gladstone into a renewable energy project.

Out of 16 applications, five firms have been shortlisted and invited to present more detailed proposals, Gladstone Observer reported on Monday, citing  Anthony Lynham, Queensland's Natural Resources and Mines Minister.  

It seems most likely that the site will be turned into a solar farm, according to the article. The land is largely flat and is located close to a substation. The project is part of the state government's Advancing Our Cities and Regions Strategy which is designed to renew underutilised state land to create jobs and economic growth.

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