Genesis, FRV to develop JV for 500 MW of fresh solar in New Zealand

Nov 11, 2021 11:28 AM ET
  • The Aussie unit of Spain-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) will certainly companion with New Zealand utility Genesis Energy Ltd (NZE: GNE) to build up to 500 MW of solar parks in New Zealand.
Genesis, FRV to develop JV for 500 MW of fresh solar in New Zealand
Image: Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV)

The ability will be mounted over the next 5 years via a joint endeavor (JV) partnership between the two parties, Genesis stated in a bourse filing on Thursday. The New Zealand firm, which is majority-owned by the federal government, will hold a 60% stake in the new entity.

A lot of the photovoltaic or pv (PV) plants will be located at the country's North Island, near existing transmission link factors. The site for the first job results from be revealed early in 2022.

When the whole proposed capability goes on the internet, it will certainly generate concerning 750 GWh of electrical power every year, or enough to supply 100,000 residences. It will certainly assist Genesis displace 2,650 GWh of baseload thermal generation with brand-new renewable power by 2030.

FRV Australia has actually been picked after an affordable choice procedure. The firm, part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, has near to 800 MW of solar parks in Australia and is building one more 250 MW.

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