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The Darling Downs Solar Farm is officially open and generating renewable energy into the power system via Powerlink’s transmission network.

The 110 megawatt (MW) solar farm located 45km from Dalby is expected to generate enough renewable energy to power up to 36,000 homes.

Powerlink Interim Chief Executive Kev Kehl said Powerlink was proud to play its role in providing connection for another renewable generator to enter the National Electricity Market.

"Powerlink’s works involved constructing 480 metres of new transmission line to connect the solar farm to the existing Braemar to Darling Downs transmission line," Mr Kehl said. 

"This is one of 13 committed renewable connection projects delivered by Powerlink, representing more than 1600MW of renewable generation."

12 Nov 2019