- Western Downs Regional Council grants approval to Shell Australia to develop 250 MW Delga Solar Farm
- It will be located in Woleebee, near Wandoan in Australia
- This is the eight solar project that the council has approved in Western Downs region
- Final financial approval from Shell Australia is awaited to proceed with project
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Oil giant Shell is considering development of a 250 MW solar farm at Woleebee, near Wandoan in Australia. Its subsidiary Shell Australia has secured approval from the Western Downs Regional Council to develop the Delga Solar Farm.
This is the eighth solar project that has secured approval in the Western Downs. With the council giving a go ahead to the Shell proposal, it now awaits final financial approval from Shell Australia.
“This interest from a leading multi-national energy company to invest in renewable energy in our region is a great boost to the Western Downs’ already impressive energy portfolio,” said Mayor Paul McVeigh. He is hopeful it will further the cause of expanding the network of supply chain businesses in the region.
Bloomberg reported that Shell plans to spend around $1 billion a year on its New Energies Division. It recently announced to partner with Singapore’s Sunseap Group Pte to invest in solar across Asia Pacific (see Shell Invests In Singapore PV Firm).