News / IPPToday #331: Australian state government approves 630 MW solar projects

IPPToday #331: Australian state government approves 630 MW solar projects

🕔 December 19, 2018
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The government of New South Wales has approved the construction of four solar projects in the state, located in the south-east of Australia, with a combined generation capacity of over 630 MW and a total investment of AUD850 million (US$610 million).

Name:

Proposed by:

MW:

Location:

Investment:

No. of homes powered:

Darlington Point Solar Farm

Edify Energy

275

Murrumbidgee Local  Government Area, 10km south of Darlington Point

AUD407 million (US$292.0 million)

>130,000

Suntop Solar Farm

Photon Energy, Canadian Solar and Polpo Investments

170

Dubbo Local Government Area, 10km west of Wellington

AUD262 million (US$188.0 million)

70,000

Mulwala Solar Farm

ESCO Pacific

140

Federation Council Local Government Area, 2km north of Mulwala

AUD119 million (US$85.4 million)

>52,000

Gregadoo Solar Farm

Gregadoo Solar Farm Pty Ltd  (GSF)1

47

Wagga Wagga  Local Government Area, 13km south‐east of Wagga Wagga CBD

AUD61 million (US$43.8 million)

>17,500

TOTAL 

632

-

AUD849 million (US$609.1 million)

-

1. Green Switch Australia (GSA) is the project manager for GSF. GSA provides Development Management Services to companies operating in the Australian solar industry, supporting the development and construction of utility‐scale projects and managing investments.

The Darlington Point Solar Farm is expected to reach financial close and commence construction shortly, with commercial operations slated for early 2020, while ​Suntop Solar is planned to enter construction in the first quarter of 2019.

Neither ESCO Pacific nor GSA have elaborated on the development timelines of their respective projects since the governments' approvals were announced.



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