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Renewable energy conference powers Queensland jobs and the economy

QUEENSLAND’S resource and construction sector are coming together to highlight the state’s renewable energy projects to promote jobs and supply chain opportunities at an online industry conference in April.

The Connecting Renewable Energy Conference Queensland will feature approved and proposed solar, wind, battery, hydro-electric, and hydrogen projects highlighting their business and supply chain procurement opportunities within the renewable energy sector.

Event organiser, Connecting Industry Managing Director Kieran Moran said Queensland is being recognised globally as an ideal location for growing industries such as renewables, hydrogen, and associated manufacturing hubs.

“Delivering more clean energy will be vital in supercharging our emerging renewable industry economy and helping to grow industrial hubs and manufacturing across the state,” Mr Moran said.

“The strategic focus of the Connecting Renewable Energy Conference is to stimulate business development and solution-based opportunities and highlight more than $5 billion of renewable energy projects and their procurement opportunities to assist industry and the supply chain in their planning for future work opportunities.”

Mr Moran said the conference is testament to how quickly Queensland is accelerating towards its 50 per cent Renewable Energy Target by 2030.

“The resource and construction industry are investing heavily in new renewables projects which will create jobs and stimulate Queensland’s economy,” he said.

“With projects like Fortescue Future Industries Global Green Energy Manufacturing Centre (GEM), Acciona Energia’s Macintyre Wind Farm, and Energy Estate’s Abbot Point Clean Energy Hub, the conference will present decision makers from 15+ solar, wind, battery, hydro-electric, and hydrogen projects who have come together to present their plans for construction and development of these major projects.”

Renewable energy company Energy Estate are developing several projects throughout Queensland. Energy Estate Director of Engagement and Culture Rosie King said Queensland is uniquely positioned to leverage its abundance of natural resources and play a pivotal role in the transition to a green economy.

“We are passionate about developing the renewable energy generation required to deliver on Queensland’s decarbonisation narrative, whether that is for the smelters, electrolyser manufacturing, or the many recently announced hydrogen production opportunities,” Ms King said. 

“Our development approach reflects that this energy transformation must be done in an open and measured way that is respectful as to the impact of the decline of some existing industries and jobs.”

Delivered via live video virtual streaming, Mr Moran added the event is facilitated by a dedicated conference platform allowing all delegates to connect, engage, network, and have private live face to face meetings with presenting project speakers and their teams, exhibitors, sponsors, and all attendees.

For more information and the 15+ renewable energy projects being presented, connect here.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with Andrew Forrest and state ministers in October on the announcement that Fortescue Future Industries will build the world’s first Global Green Energy Manufacturing Centre (GEM) in Gladstone, Queensland.

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