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FRV lodges planning application for Lilyvale Solar Farm and gets Australian Government Department of the Environment environmental clearance under EPBC Act.

May 8, 2018

On 5th January 2015, FRV received a determination from the Australian Department of the Environment that the proposed Lilyvale Solar Farm project is not a controlled action and does not require further assessment under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EBPC Act). FRV lodged its EPBC referral around the same time as lodging […]

Central Highlands Regional Council approves Lilyvale Solar Farm development application

May 8, 2018

On 9 September 2015, the Central Highlands Regional Council approved the Lilyvale Solar Farm development application. The Council has issued its Decision Notice approving the “Material Change of Use” development approval, along with appropriate conditions. This important decision allows FRV to continue with the development of the project, including obtaining a grid connection agreement and […]

FRV announces Power Purchase Agreement with QLD’s Ergon Energy

May 8, 2018

FRV has announced it has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Ergon Energy, the Queensland Government-owned electricity retailer, for 100% of the output from its proposed 100MW Lilyvale Solar Farm project. FRV’s Managing Director, Cameron Garnsworthy, said he was pleased to be working with Ergon on this significant project. “Using proven, efficient, single axis […]

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Moree Solar Farm began operations in 2016 and was the first large-scale solar project in Australia to use a single-axis tracking system.


Lilyvale Solar Farm near Emerald, Queensland (100MW)

Financial close of the Lilyvale Solar Farm was achieved during September 2017 with operations expected to commence in 2018. The project will benefit from a PPA with Ergon Energy, the QLD-government owned retailer, part of the Energy Queensland group, who will purchase 100% of the electricity generated by the project.