APA is to develop a 110-megawatt photovoltaic solar farm near Dalby in Queensland’s Darling Downs. The development is underpinned by an agreement with Origin Energy for the purchase of all of the energy and the Large-scale Renewable Generation Certifications generated by the solar farm until December 2030.

The development is also supported by a $20 million grant from the Australian Government through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Advancing Renewables Programme.

The solar farm site is located near Dalby and next to Origin Energy’s Darling Downs Power Station.

The solar farm will have approximately 430,000 solar panels covering approximately 250 hectares, and will connect into Powerlink’s existing Braemar Substation.

Construction of the solar farm is expected to commence in May 2017 and be finished in late 2018.

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For more information or to provide feedback

If you wish to register any comments, find out more information or provide feedback about the project, please contact us by:

  • Telephoning 1300 087 621 (free call 24 hours/7 days); or

  • Writing to The Project Manager, APA Group, Level 1, 121 Wharf Street Springhill Qld 4000 or GPO Box 1390 Brisbane Qld 4001 Reference: Darling Downs Solar Farm; or

  • Emailing us at DDSFProject@apa.com.au

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