Collinsville Green Energy Hub Update - October 2023
Information session - Saturday 4 November
Local residents and community members are invited to join the Collinsville Green Energy Hub project team for an update and to discuss this exciting project. The session will be held at the information centre in Collinsville.
9-11am Saturday 4 November 2023, Collinsville Green Energy Hub Information Centre, 47 Railway Road, Collinsville
Everyone is welcome. The Ark Energy team look forward to meeting attendees and the opportunity to share more information about the project and answer questions.
Morning tea will be provided. To assist with catering please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 2 November.
Renewable energy fun at CSHS
Ark Energy partnered with the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy to host renewable energy workshops at Collinsville State High School for National Science Week in August. The workshops explored the fundamentals of wind, solar and hydrogen energy generation. Year 7 students used solar panels to power model-scale hydrogen cars and Year 8 students designed and constructed model wind turbines.
“We want to inspire the next generation to consider STEM pathways and highlight the many opportunities open to them in the growing renewable energy sector,” said Collinsville Green Energy Hub’s project manager Trina Jensen. “We look forward to being able to offer some of Collinsville’s bright young minds an opportunity to work locally as part of Ark Energy’s Collinsville Green Energy Hub in years to come!”
Wind monitoring in the project area is continuing using mobile Sodar and Lidar units, further proving the excellent wind resource. A development application to install two 150 m high meteorological monitoring masts has been lodged with the Whitsunday Regional Council, and it is anticipated these will be installed early next year.
The project team is engaging with the project area’s Traditional Owner groups to ensure best practice management of cultural heritage on the site.
In the coming months further ecology, topography and terrain mapping studies will also be undertaken. The findings from the resource monitoring and preliminary studies will continue to inform the project’s design.