“Mildura Development Corporation has worked extremely hard in attracting solar investment to this region. While we congratulate the successful bidders, of course we are disappointed that this significant project, supported by State and Local Government, will not be able to proceed at this current time. ’ Mr Huxley said.
The Mallee Solar Park proposed by TRUenergy would have seen 173MW of solar power developed just south of Red Cliffs.
“The State Government’s due diligence process for the Mallee Solar Park demonstrated that this project is feasible and achievable. I commend TRUenergy for their commitment of resources and time in ensuring that the project would meet all the timeframes and milestones expected. While today is a disappointing end to what has been a three year long process, it is important to note that the Federal Government recognised that all the projects submitted were of high merit and will be referring them onto the Australian Renewable Energy Agency for further consideration.” Mr Huxley said.
As one of the AGL sites will be located at Broken Hill, there may also be opportunities for local companies in the development of that site, Mr Huxley said.
Mildura Development Corporation will continue to work closely with Solar Systems as their construction commences on a 2MW solar power station at Carwarp.
“There is good news in regard to medium and large scale solar development for our region. Solar Systems have commenced site works and over the coming months we will see construction of up to 40 large dishes with one of the most cutting edge solar technologies available.” Mr Huxley said.
Mildura Development Corporation has linked local suppliers and service providers with the Solar Systems project and believes there will be further demand for solar PV in the commercial sector over coming years.
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