Mount Isa Wind Farm
Someva Renewables proudly acknowledges that the Mount Isa Wind Farm project is located on the lands of the Kalkadoon people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and value working with First Nations groups on renewable energy projects.
The proposed Mount Isa Wind Farm is located 7km east of Mount Isa south of the Barkly Highway.
Rich in renewable energy resources, Mount Isa is located within the greatest single minerals region in the world, the North West Minerals Province. The region has a rich mining history producing lead, silver, copper and zinc – all important minerals that are crucial to the renewable energy transition.
The region also has abundant wind and solar resources and this project will continue to support a transition to renewable energy to create a more greener, more sustainable future for this region. If approved, the Mount Isa Wind Farm will feature 35 wind turbines supported by advanced battery storage technology with the capacity to generate 230MW of clean, affordable and reliable energy. In addition, the project could provide an economic boost to the region, helping to create up to 184 full time jobs during construction and operation. If approved, the project will also see investments made in upgrading local infrastructure, including improving local roads.
The wind farm would play an important role in supporting the CopperString 2032 project – the Queensland Government’s plan to connect the North West Minerals Province to the North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone – the largest renewable energy zone in Australia.
Identifying and protecting new culturally significant Indigenous sites.
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Project Community Benefits
Someva is deeply committed to implementing a tailored community co-design process that ensures communities share in and benefit from our renewable energy projects. Our co-design process means we spend time in regional communities listening to, and working with regional communities to ensure our projects deliver tailored economic, social, and environmental outcomes. This means we:
- Take input to improve the design of the project to address feedback from neighbours, local business and special interest groups.
- Design Community Benefits Funds to meet the specific needs of residents and special interest groups in the Mount Isa City Council region.
- Will offer the local critical minerals industry affordable and reliable renewable energy to support their business operations.
Someva works closely with local communities, local councils and First Nations peoples to create local Community Benefits Funds that are tailored to the regions where we operate.
Someva looks forward to working with Mount Isa City Council, the Kalkadoon People and special interest groups to co-create a Community Benefits Fund that supports local interests.
Someva is committed to working with local businesses during the construction and operation of the Mount Isa Wind Farm. In 2024, we will be engaging with local businesses. The Mount Isa Wind Farm will provide an economic boost the Mount Isa region via the creation of up to 184 full time jobs during construction and operation. If approved, the project will also see investments made in upgrading local infrastructure, including improving local roads.