DP Energy gets development approval for Callide Wind Farm

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DP Energy has been awarded development approval for its Callide Wind Farm project by the State Assessment Referral Agency.

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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 wind farm will be home to 70 turbines, each with 5-6MW capacity.

DP Energy Australia head of projects Hugh Cantwell 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.

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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.

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