Proposed Yarrenlea Solar Farm
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.
Project proposal and public feedback
The proposed Yarranlea Solar Farm will be 133.9MW DC and located near the Pittsworth township approximately 40km south-west of Toowoomba, Queensland.
The Regulator is seeking feedback from interested persons with regards to issuing Yarranlea Solar Pty Ltd (the operator of the proposed generator) a generation authority for the proposed solar farm.
The Regulator is seeking feedback about:
- matters that may impact on the suitability of Yarranlea Solar Pty Ltd to be a generation entity
- the suitability of Risen Energy to be the owner
- any other issues the Regulator must consider under the Electricity Act 1994.
More information about the project is available in the Application for electricity generation authority information paper (PDF, 776.1KB).
Have your say
Written submissions about the proposed Yarranlea Solar Farm are welcome. Please send your submissions to:
Attn: The Manager
Regulation, Governance and Analytics Branch, Energy Division
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
PO Box 15456
CITY EAST QLD 4002
Submissions close at 5pm on Monday 24 June 2019.
Last updated 31 May 2019