DP Energy has lodged a Development Application for a wind and solar power plant near Port Augusta in South Australia.

The application seeks approval for the installation of up to 59 wind turbines and up to 1,600,000 solar photovoltaic panels over an area of 400 hectares. for a combined generation capacity of up to 375 MW.

Construction is scheduled to start in 2017 and last around two years during which it is expected to create around 600 full-time jobs and bring more than $44.5 million of construction expenditure into the regional economy. When fully
operational the project is expected to require at least 20 full time jobs.