The construction of a new solar farm to power Mount Isa’s North West Minerals Province is set for an exciting two-stage process with more than $80 million being invested.

APA Group has announced that they will be building stage one of the Mica Creek Solar Farm, which is projected to have a capacity of 44 megawatts.

A new solar farm is planned to be built to power Mount Isa’s North West Minerals Province.

The State Development Minister, Steven Miles said that this project is an excellent example of the demand for renewable energy. It’s not just from businesses or industry but also from residents who want their electricity sources to be sustainable and clean.

With a goal of hiring 300 people during peak construction and employing one to five locals in the ongoing workforce, this project is sure going above and beyond for its community.

APA CEO Rob Wheals said that the company was pleased to have signed a lease for its solar farm with Queensland, and plans on commissioning Mica Creek’s first stage by March of 2023. In addition, they are in advanced discussions with customers who will commit to the development of phase two as well.


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