A wind farm to be built in far north Queensland will generate enough renewable energy to power a regional city.

Ergon Energy and proponents Ratch Australia and Port Bajool on Friday signed a power purchase agreement to build the 170 megawatt Mount Emerald Wind Farm, near Cairns. About $400 million in total expenditure is projected during the project’s two-year construction phase and 25-year operational period. The project is also expected…