LODDON MALLEE

REGIONAL PRIORITIES

Unlocking the Potential of Solar

Solar power adds up for the Loddon Mallee Region as we receive more energy from the sun than the rest of Victoria.

In 2015 an audit was conducted of planning permits provided for renewable energy projects in the Mildura Rural City, Swan Hill Rural City, Gannawarra and Buloke Shires. This audit found that there were over $1 billion worth of current solar electricity projects that had received planning permission, yet only a very small proportion of this development had proceeded to construction. It is thought that uncertainty with Renewable Energy Targets had been a major cause of the stalling of these projects.