Coopers Gap is a 453MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Queensland, Australia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2017 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2019. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Coopers Gap Wind Farm and Windlab. The project is currently owned by Powering Australian Renewables with a stake of 100%.

The project generates 1,510,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 264,000 households, offsetting 1,180,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The Coopers Gap (Coopers Gap_I), has 110m high towers.

The Coopers Gap (Coopers Gap_II), has 115m high towers.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2017 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in June 2019.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to AGL Energy under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.047kWh for a period of 5.00 years, starting from 2019.

Contractors involved

AECOM, Civil & Allied Technical Construction and GE Renewable Energy were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The project consists of 123 turbines.

GE Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2019, for a period of 25 years.

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About Coopers Gap Wind Farm

Coopers Gap Wind Farm Pty Ltd (Coopers Gap Wind Farm) was jointly established by Investec Bank Limited and Windlab Systems Pty Ltd to develop wind farm generation facilities in Australia and abroad. Investec Bank Limited was founded in the year 1974 as an international banking group, which offers a wide range of products & services with specialization in clean energy sector and wind generation projects while Windlab systems is a CSIRO-established company and engaged in locating, securing and developing appropriate sites for wind power generation. The company presently engaged in developing a project named Coopers Gap Wind Farm, which will have a generation capacity of about 1.33 million megawatt hours every year. The project will cost over $1.2 billion for the construction and will use about 250 wind turbines. It is estimated that this project will help in providing a clean, emissions free source of electricity that would be generated for many coming years in the future. Coopers Gap Wind Farm was acquired by AGL Energy Limited. Coopers Gap Wind Farm is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

About Windlab

Windlab Pty Ltd (Windlab) is a renewable energy development company. It was established to commercialise atmospheric modelling and wind energy assessment technology, developed by Australia’s CSIRO. The company owns and utilises the proprietary technology to identify, develop, finance, construct and operate quality wind farm sites, reducing the risk and uncertainty associated with wind development. Windlab has portfolio of wind farm development sites across Southern Africa, Oceania, and North America. These projects are either currently in operating or under construction, which includes Upper Burdekin, Burrawong, Collgar, Oaklands Hill, Amakhala Emoyeni, Bull Creek, Verdigre and others. The company also manages wind farms, solar farms, and hybrid renewable energy assets. Windlab is headquartered in Canberra, Australia.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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