The RES team in Australia are delighted to announce financial close on the 180MW Dulacca Wind Farm on 31 August 2021.
Cultural and environmental considerations led to careful project design of turbines, including offsets to protect the endangered Dulacca Woodland Snail and avoidance of sensitive First Nations cultural heritage sites.
The Wind Farm has been sold to Fern Trading Development Limited (whose interest is managed by Octopus Investments), and benefits from a Power Purchase Agreement with CleanCo.
RES’ Construction Management team will oversee the construction of the project, and the Asset Management team will partner with Octopus Investments to manage the project in operations.
26th May and 27th May 2021
RES is pleased to announce that we are running two further community information sessions -
26/05/2021 - Drillham Community Hall, 3pm to 6pm.
27/05/2021 - Dulacca Pioneers Hall, 10am to 1pm
Come along to learn more about the project and meet members of the RES team ahead of a planned commencement to construction later in 2021.
Light catering will be provided at each event.
27th April 2021
RES was kindly invited to present on the Dulacca project at the Industry Briefing Event hosted by the QLD Department of State Development in Roma on Tuesday 27th April. RES presented jointly with representatives from Vestas. The event was attended by approximately 30 delegates.
24th of August 2020
RES is pleased to announce the receipt of EPBC Act approval for the Dulacca Renewable Energy Project. The receipt of this approval represents a major milestone for the project.
30th of April 2020
RES has today published the 'Preliminary Documentation' in support of the ongoing approval process under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). RES invites interested persons and organisations to comment in writing on the Preliminary Documentation by Friday 15th May 2020.
Note: This submission period has closed.
18th of February 2020
RES was kindly invited to present on the Dulacca project at the Minerals and Energy Services Council of Australia (MESCA) event in Brisbane. This event was attended by a broad array of industry representatives with approximately 60 delegates in attendance.
12th of November 2019
RES formally provided the 'Preliminary Documentation' requested by the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy (DoEE) to support the EPBC approval process. Further detailed assessment was completed by specialist experts engaged by RES. A key outcome of the process was confirmation that potential impacts on species listed under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Protection Act 1999 would be 'negligible' to 'low' impact.
12th of September 2019
RES was kindly invited to present on the Dulacca project at the TSBE 'Enterprise Evening' in Miles. RES was represented by members of our Wind Development Team who gave a presentation on the current status of the project. There was a great turnout with approximately 130 people in attendance.
As part of the event RES announced the establishment of an email address for potential service providers to express an interest to be involved in the construction of the project. Update: This EOI process ended on Friday 6th March 2020. This does not exclude your potential involvement in the project but further submissions through this email address are not currently being accepted.
15th July 2019
RES received a 'controlled action' determination for the Dulacca Renewable Energy Project from the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy requiring the provision of further information ('Preliminary Documentation') on potential impact to species listed under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Protection Act 1999.
8th of March 2019 - Development Approval for the Dulacca Renewable Energy Project
RES has been granted Development Approval for its Dulacca Renewable Energy Project located in the Western Downs Region of Queensland. The Development Approval authorises the construction of up to 56 wind turbines, battery storage and ancillary infrastructure. The project will connect into the existing transmission network located adjacent to the project.
When constructed, the project is expected generate enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 150,000 homes. It will create employment opportunities during both its construction and operation, alongside other associated economic benefits for the region. The project will also offer a local Community Fund.
Read the full Press Release.
RES has submitted an EPBC referral for the Dulacca Renewable Energy Project, which is on Public Viewing until 12th February. Invitations to comment are on the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy website: http://epbcnotices.environment.gov.au/invitations/. Look for Reference Number 2018/8368.
Community Information Sessions are scheduled for:
DULACCA - PIONEERS MEMORIAL HALL
MONDAY 8th OCTOBER, 3pm - 7pm
MILES - CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE (MURILLA ROOM)
TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER, 3pm - 7pm
Drop in anytime between 3 pm and 7 pm to meet the team and understand a bit more about RES and the project.
RES is investigating the possibility of developing a wind, solar and battery storage project on land located between Dulacca and Drillham in the Western Downs Regional Council region of Queensland. Environmental and Technical studies are underway. Community Information Session