Proposed Gangarri Solar Farm Project
Under the Electricity Act 1994, the Regulator (i.e. the Director-General of the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy) issues authorities (licences) for generation, transmission and distribution activities in Queensland’s electricity industry.
When an applicant applies for a generation authority to connect generating plant with capacity greater than 30 megawatts (MW) to a transmission grid or supply network, the Regulator must invite interested persons to make submissions about the application.
What is proposed
Shell New Energies Australia Pty Ltd has applied for a generation authority under the section 179 of the Electricity Act 1994 (the Act), with respect to a 120 megawatt energy plant named the Gangarri Solar Farm. The Gangarri Solar Farm will be located at Woleebee within the Western Downs Regional Council local government area of Queensland.
The Regulator is seeking feedback from interested persons with regards to Shell New Energies Australia Pty Ltd (the owner and operator of the proposed generating plant) a generation authority for the proposed solar farm. The Regulator is interested in matters that may impact on the suitability of Shell New Energies Australia Pty Ltd to be a generation entity, the suitability of Shell New Energies Australia to be the owner, as well as the other issues the Regulator must consider under section 180 of the Act
Further details are available in the Application for Electricity Generation Authority information paper (PDF, 377.2KB).
Have your say
Written submissions about the proposed Gangarri Solar Farm are welcome. Please send your submissions to:
Analytics, Regulation and Commercial, Energy Division
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
PO Box 15456
CITY EAST QLD 4002
Submissions close at 5pm on 22 August 2020.
Last updated 31 July 2020