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Blue Grass

Project overview

  • Utility scale solar farm, 200MW
  • 420 GWh of renewable electricity per year, enough to power approx.. 80,000 QLD households per year1
  • Over 320,000 tonnes of Co2 emissions offset2, equivalent to planting > 5 million trees3
  • Helping QLD achieve its 50% renewable generation by 2030 plan

Who we are? X-Elio is a global utility scale solar developer

  • Co-owned by 2 of the largest infrastructure funds in the world: KKR and Brookfield
  • 5GW pipeline in the world
  • 600MW+ pipeline in Australia
  • World-class corporate sustainability record (see Sustainability Report here)

Location

  • Chinchilla, QLD
  • Western Downs Regional Council area

Site Optimised

Comprehensive analysis has identified the site as optimal for solar farm development with minimal disruption to agriculture, community and environment:

  • Direct grid access
  • Suitable terrain
  • Minimal environmental constraints
  • Optimal solar resource
  • Appropriate land use

Project Progress

  • Land secured
  • Community Engagement well progressed, and ongoing
  • Grid connection secured
  • Development approval secured
  • Construction: commenced in Q3 2020 (200-300 new jobs expected during construction)
  • Full operation (expected): Q4 2021

Contact us

Do you have questions about the project? Please get in touch with us at bluegrass.operations@x-elio.com or 0449129159

  1. https://www.aemc.gov.au/sites/default/files/2019-12/2019%20Residential%20Electricity%20Price%20Trends%20final%20report%20FINAL.pdf
  2. http://www.cleanenergyregulator.gov.au/NGER/National%20greenhouse%20and%20energy%20reporting%20data/electricity-sector-emissions-and-generation-data/electricity-sector-emissions-and-generation-data-2018-19
  3. https://carbonneutral.com.au/faqs/
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