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CopperString gets transmission approval for Townsville to Mt Isa renewables link

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The promoters of the $1.7 billion CopperString 2.0 transmission line says they have reached an important milestone, with approval from the Electricity Transmission Authority for the proposed new link between Townsville and Mt Isa.

Copperstring is one of the major new transmission projects and is designed to unlock both major renewable energy resources, and some key mineral provinces that would otherwise not be developed.

“This backbone infrastructure will power North and North West Queensland’s staggering economic potential which is linked to electrification and decarbonisation of the world’s economy,” said Jon O’Brien, the CEO of CuString, the link proponents.

“The unstoppable energy transition underway across the globe plays right into the hands of North and North West Queensland because of our immense mineral and clean energy resources, and our existing capability to produce and export these commodities.

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