Wind power in Queensland will be bankrolled by Telstra as the telco aims to be 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity by 2025.
Telstra dials up wind power generation
Telstra has signed a deal to use wind power in Queensland to meet a quarter of its energy needs.
Ark Energy announced on Tuesday it would supply the telecommunications giant with renewable electricity from the 923.4 megawatt MacIntyre Wind Farm being built 50 km south-west of Warwick.
Telstra has bankrolled more than $1 billion of renewable energy projects across Queensland, Victoria and NSW as it targets 100 per cent renewable energy use by 2025.
Telstra technology boss Kim Krogh Andersen said the major power purchase agreement (PPA) with Ark would also help insulate the telco from spikes in wholesale electricity prices.