Orchid Energy is a Brisbane company with world-class experience in clean energy and offshore wind development, working on a vision to actively contribute to Queensland’s energy transformation.
Queensland is in the middle of a once in a century energy transformation. Our economic and social outlook will depend on our ability to take ambitious action on climate change and build and create new opportunities for Queenslanders.
Our ideas reflect our passion and interest in innovation and sustainable impact. Our work blends the prospect of reliable, new sources of offshore wind energy with genuine environmental and social benefits – improving the world we live in.
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‘Gigawatt scale’ clean energy developments close to large population growth centres and key industrial regions.
A means to diversify and balance onshore renewable energy generation and storage.
Developed with environmental sensitivity and the aim of coexisting with existing marine industries.
Our vision is a portfolio of offshore wind farms to generate renewable electricity and green hydrogen and create significant long-term economic and social value for Queensland.
Clean energy projects on this scale are only just emerging in Australia but are common overseas. Opting for suitable projects on such a significant scale could see the potential delivery of up to thirteen gigawatts of new clean energy projects in appropriate offshore locations, close to growing populations where the potential for matched growth in ports, manufacturing, industry, high value jobs and services will be substantial.
Importantly, deployment of renewable energy at this scale will be key to accelerating our exit from fossil fuel generation and avoiding the worst impacts of climate change, like extreme weather, habitat changes and damage to the Great Barrier Reef.
Large scale offshore wind and hydrogen production offers significant potential to meet our future energy needs and drive new industry and value creation in key regional areas.
Presently, Queensland has the lowest penetration of renewable energy in Australia. As existing fossil fuel generation ages and becomes increasingly unreliable, this makes the task of transitioning to cleaner, cheaper renewable energy much more challenging and urgent.
One option to achieve our clean energy targets is to look at proven renewable energy generation on a state-wide scale – an approach capable of doing the ‘heavy lifting’ required to transform Queensland energy sector over the next decade.
The Queensland Government has made a commitment to unlock renewable energy investment and achieve a renewable energy target of 80% by 2035. Offshore wind could play a crucial role in achieving this goal.
With the potential to provide up to 13GW of clean energy, our projects could contribute to Queensland achieving this target.
Additionally, projects will have capacity to produce large-scale green hydrogen.
Green hydrogen is likely to play a significant role in energy storage, as a fuel for future transportation needs and as a means of rapidly decarbonising Queensland industrial processes.
Orchid Energy is working with ERM Dolphyn to take forward innovative green hydrogen production from offshore wind.
ERM Dolphyn offers the opportunity to provide early access to its first of a kind floating wind energy system for producing affordable hydrogen from seawater at industrial scale.