Edify Energy links Australia's biggest PV farm to struggling area of grid

Aug 26, 2020 11:03 AM ET
  • The 275 MW (AC)/ 333 MW (DC) Darlington Point Solar Farm includes two synchronous condensers.
Edify Energy links Australia's biggest PV farm to struggling area of grid
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Australian designer Edify Energy and also UK-based capitalist Octopus have announced that the Darlington Point Solar Farm in the Australian state of New South Wales has actually become the biggest solar farm to be linked to the National Electricity Market (NEM).

With two simultaneous set up onsite, the 275 MW (AC)/ 333 MW (DC) solar project is expected to add additional system toughness in a struggling part of the grid known as the West Murray Zone (WMZ).

The Darlington Point project is currently allowed to start the appointing procedure. Invited yet one more crucial milestone toward opening brand-new generation in the WMZ, the news came hot on the heels of the registration in July of the RWE Renewables-owned 220 MW Limondale Solar Farm, near Balranald, New South Wales.

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is clearly relocating jumps and bounds toward its goal of unlocking brand-new generation in the area, where all connection work pertained to a total stop after extreme curtailment was troubled five operating solar farms in 2015. The Bannerton, Broken Hill, Gannawarra, Karadoc, as well as Wemen solar projects were cut to half of their outcome for seven months because of system toughness problems in the WMZ region.

"The concerns determined in the West Murray Zone have made it much more challenging to fulfill the link demands for brand-new projects, so we especially valued the joint as well as receptive technique embraced to resolve the technological difficulties that emerged," stated Alex Wonhas, AEMO's primary system style as well as engineering policeman.

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