QFF has been working on the development of a toolkit to support landholders navigate, respond to and negotiate with energy industry representatives about accessing land for renewable energy projects.
The QLD Renewable Energy Landholder Toolkit will include checklists for landholders to consider, a guideline with suggested actions to take into consideration as well as other important information.
On Tuesday, QFF were joined by ACCIONA Energía Business Developer Manager Gavin Lee to discuss land access for renewable projects from the developer perspective.
During the webinar, Gavin explored the investigations and analysis undertaken at each stage of wind energy development.
For example, the development stages for a utility-scale wind farm are:
- Prospecting and Investigation
- Development and Planning
- Engineering and Procurement
- Construction and Operation
Gavin also explained the agreements that are used by developers as the project progress through these stages including the Access Agreement, Agreements for Lease and the Lease.
Consideration for landholders at each stage of the process include:
- Considering whether you want to host a project on your land?
- Who is the developer and what is their business model?
- How will a development impact on farming operations?
- What are the payments and other benefits for the property?
- What are the impacts and benefits to the community?
ACCIONA is one of the largest renewable energy developers in Australia and is currently building the 1,026MW MacIntyre Wind Farm in the Southern Downs and Goondiwindi regions, the largest wind farm project in Australia.
You can view the full webinar below and Gavin’s presentation can be viewed HERE.
QFF previously discussed the landholder perspective with James Walker, who hosts the Longreach Solar Farm on Camden Park Station. The webinar can be seen HERE.
QFF is developing the QLD Renewable Energy Landholder Toolkit in partnerships with the Department of Energy and Public Works as a guide to upskill and assist landholders as they respond to and negotiate with energy industry representatives about accessing land for renewable energy projects. You can learn more about this project HERE.