Sustainable electricity supply options for the Daintree
The Queensland Government is working with the Daintree community and stakeholders to deliver the Daintree Electricity Supply Feasibility Study.
This work will assess and compare possible fit-for-purpose options to deliver a reliable and sustainable electricity supply for the Daintree region.
While numerous studies have been conducted in the past, these have not fully investigated:
- how electricity supply options would be delivered from a commercial perspective
- the costs that Daintree households and businesses would be responsible for, including how much they would be charged for electricity.
The new study will fill these gaps and comprehensively canvass all aspects of energy supply, including recent advances in electricity generation and storage techniques.
This will ensure an informed decision can be made on the best path forward for the Daintree community.
The July edition of the community newsletter, Sustainable electricity supply options for the Daintree (PDF, 1.4MB), has been sent to Daintree residents to provide information about the study.
To identify the costs, benefits and trade-offs of the different electricity supply options, stage one of the study will:
- evaluate the energy supply options presented in previous studies
- analyse issues around potential project costs and energy affordability
- environmental and cultural heritage impacts
- infrastructure requirements.
Building on these findings, stage two of the study will:
- explore the most feasible options in more detail
- identify how each option might be delivered from a commercial perspective
- consider the roles and responsibility of community members, key stakeholders and the Queensland Government.
Have your say
We want to hear what you think about electricity supply for the Daintree region, and the relevant commercial, technical, environmental, social and cultural impacts and opportunities.
In the second half of the year we expect to discuss the results of stage one of the study with the Daintree community.
To receive updates on the study or ask any questions, please contact the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy by:
Daintree Electricity Supply Feasibility Study
PO Box 15216
CITY EAST QLD 4002
Last updated 1 August 2019