Kidston Renewable Energy Hub - Climate Council Video
As part of the case study, the Climate Council has released a short film about the Kidston Renewable Energy Hub. The film depicts the difficulties that the township faced following the closure of the Kidston Gold Mine and the subsequent revitalisation as a result of Genex Power's existing and future developments.
The film is an excellent display of the benefits that have resulted, and that will continue to result, from rehabilitating an abandoned gold mine, including local employment and economic stimulation.
Furthermore, it paints the backdrop for the world's first renewable, dispatchable and affordable electricity scheme in addition to providing a perfect precedent for the rehabilitation of Australia's growing abandoned mining sites.
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About Genex Power Ltd
Genex Power Limited (ASX:GNX) is a power generation development company listed on the ASX. The Company is focused on innovative clean energy generation and electricity storage solutions which deliver attractive commercial returns for shareholders. The Company has a development pipeline of up to 770MW of renewable energy generation and storage projects within its portfolio, underpinned by the Kidston Renewable Energy Hub in far-north Queensland (Kidston Hub). The Kidston Hub is comprised of the operating 50MW Stage 1 Solar Project (KS1), the 250MW Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) and the multi-staged integrated Solar Project of up to 270MW (K2-Solar) under development and the Kidston Stage 3 Wind Project of up to 150MW under feasibility. In addition, the Company has acquired the 50MW Jemalong Solar Project (JSP), located near Forbes in NSW, which is also under development.
Genex continues to acknowledge the support from the Federal Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), which provided $8.9 million in funding to support the construction of the KS1 Project, in addition to their support of up to $9 million in funding to support the development of the stage 2 projects. Genex also acknowledges the support of the Queensland State Government through providing a 20-year revenue support deed and designating the Hub as 'Critical Infrastructure' to the State.
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