Kidston's building solar in Kidston

Today’s CEO interview is with Simon Kidston, the CEO of Genex Power Ltd.  They’ve built a s 50 megawatts solar farm in Queensland, and also announced a $516 million funding facility by the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility. Alan Kohler sat down with Simon to find out more.

Today’s CEO is Simon Kidston, the CEO of Genex Power Ltd which is a listed renewable energy company.  They’ve built a s 50 megawatts solar farm in Queensland but Simon’s name, Kidston, happens to be the same name of the place that they’re building the major project which is a pumped hydro storage facility based on the old Kidston gold mine which is sort of half way between Cairns and Townsville.  In the interview Simon will explain what the connection is between his name and the place they’re building the project which is quite an interesting story in itself, but the company just announced a $516 million funding facility by the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility which is the government funding body.  

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