Renewable energy parts makers eye Qld

Hundreds of companies are interested in making renewable energy generation parts in Queensland, the deputy premier says.

The state government is aiming to supply 80 per cent of the state's electricity demand from hydro power, wind and solar farms by 2035.

Last month it called for expressions of interest from private firms to make industrial-scale renewable components, such as wind turbine blades, solar modules and batteries, in Queensland.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles says 230 local and foreign companies from Japan, South Korea, China, Germany, the United States and India have responded to the prospectus.

"These are companies who are now considering how they can establish, expand or accelerate Queensland-based facilities," he told parliament on Thursday.

"They are interested in the possibilities for local manufacturing of wind turbines, solar panels, batteries, green-hydrogen system components, transmission lines and hydro systems.

"Apart from manufacturing, companies have expressed interest in providing the many goods and services needed for renewable energy supply chains.

"That includes the supply of raw materials and components, as well as the goods and services required to assemble, operate and maintain energy assets."

Meanwhile, doubts have been raised about the government's plan to phase out coal power by 2035, after a report that it has modelled private plants to operate until 2037/38.

"This is on the basis that the energy system at this time can support a zero-coal system," the modelling said, the AFR reported on Thursday.

"This is also an assumed outcome as provided by the department and does not represent decisions made by a private company about their assets."

Comment has been sought from the state government.