DP Energy has been awarded Development Approval (DA) for its Callide Wind Farm project by the State Assessment Referral Agency.
The project, which will be located in the Calliope Range approximately 22km north north-east of Biloela and 75km west south-west of Gladstone and in the Banana Shire Council local government area, has the potential for a capacity of 430MW and is expected to produce enough energy to power around 130,000 average Queensland households.
The Callide Wind Farm will create direct employment opportunities during construction and operation, as well as indirect opportunities through increased demand for local products, materials, and services.
Commenting on the milestone, Hugh Cantwell, DP Energy Australia’s Head of Projects said: “We are delighted to have been awarded Development Approval for our Callide Wind Farm project in Queensland. This marks a significant milestone in the project’s lifecycle, and the DP Energy Australia team look forward to the next phases of the project, with the ultimate goal of creating a greener future for Queensland.”
Established over 30 years ago, DP Energy have developed over 1GW of built renewable energy projects across Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the UK and have a current project pipeline of over 9GW. DP Energy’s lead and announced Australian projects include the now operational 320MW Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park in South Australia, and the Euston Wind Farm project in New South Wales.
More information on the project is available at https://callidewindfarm.com.au/.