Origin bags 900MW Oz solar project

Apr 28, 2022 02:45 PM ET
  • Yarrabee site in NSW consists of a 450MW initial plant with planning approval to double the capacity
Origin bags 900MW Oz solar project
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Australian energy seller Origin has gotten an up to 900MW solar project in New South Wales (NSW) as part of strategies to improve renewables in its portfolio.

The Yarrabee Solar Farm, in the Riverina district, includes a 450MW first project.

There is prospective to dual capacity, under preparing authorization acquired from the NSW government in December 2018.

Origin exec general supervisor of energy supply as well as procedures Greg Jarvis claimed: "Origin aims to lead the power shift to net zero emissions with cleaner energy and customer remedies, and the purchase of the Yarrabee Solar Farm growth project shows further progression on this ambition.

" Our teams will now focus on progressing development activities prior to a last investment decision targeted over the following number of years, based on upgrades to the Transgrid transmission network."

He said Origin remains to focus on the multi-gigawatt possibility to grow renewable energy as well as storage space, with creating greenfield sites or acquiring advanced stage pre-construction eco-friendly projects like Yarrabee.

Yarrabee sits within an important part of the Transgrid transmission network, which is targeted for significant upgrades to promote Snowy 2.0 and the South-West Renewable Energy Zone.

Origin lately likewise got the 74MW Carisbrook Solar Farm in central Victoria, which is targeted to reach commercial procedures in 2023, subject to a last financial investment choice as well as other required authorizations.

Yarrabee Solar Farm was co-developed by Reach Solar Energy and PwC Australia.

Get To Solar Energy was additionally in charge of establishing the 220MW Bungala Solar Farm near Port Augusta in South Australia where Origin is the offtaker of all the power created by the center.

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