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Project Community Information Meeting 17th March 2016

5MW Solar PV Power Station

Scouller Energy and Canadian Solar have commenced work on what will be Australia’s first “Test Case” Solar PV Power Station connected to the extremities of the National Energy Grid. The project will be located at Normanton, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, North West Queensland.

This unique development will deliver opportunities for local industry and the broader community, delivering a valuable concept which has the potential to catalyse a new wave of renewable energy investment in other fringe-of-grid locations throughout the North West Queensland region and around Australia. Through data collection, knowledge sharing and research this project will provide valuable learnings for solar applications in remote areas.

We are offering members of the community the opportunity to come and find out more about the Normanton Solar Farm.

  • Background to the Normanton Solar Farm, Scouller Energy, and Canadian Solar Australia;
  • Development plan for the Project;
  • The economic and social benefits of the project;
  • The environmental benefits of the project;
  • Showcasing Carpentaria Shire and the Gulf Region
  • Tourism

 

Key stakeholders identified include:

  • The local community (residents and businesses);
  • Land owners and project neighbours;
  • The local Council – Carpentaria Shire;
  • Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Savannah Development;
  • Local Indigenous representatives;
  • QLD State Department of Planning;
  • QLD State Department of Environment (DSE);
  • QLD State Department of Energy & Water Supply (DEWS);
  • The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA);
  • Ergon Energy (the local electricity distributor);
  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

When and Where:

Thursday 17th March 2016
Normanton Shire Hall
5.30pm – 7.00pm

Or please contact the Project Team, Communications Officer:

Lyn Heath
Phone: 0448776393
Email: lyn@solarfuturesaustralia.com.au

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