RES Sells Huge 245MWdc Australian Solar Farm to Iberdrola

Sep 29, 2021 01:11 PM ET
  • UK eco-friendly business RES has actually sold its Avonlie solar advancement project to Spanish electric utility Iberdrola. The project lies in New South Wales, Australia, and also is RES' biggest ever solar advancement with generating capacity standing at 245 MW dc/ 190 MW ac.

When functional, 450,000 photovoltaic panels, mounted on solitary axis tracking system, are anticipated to produce adequate electrical power to satisfy the needs of around 80,000 New South Wales residences. This will certainly prevent over 157,000 tonnes of carbon yearly.

The project is now ready to go into building and construction, adhering to several years of environmental studies and substantial area appointment which obtained solid local support, claims REC. The project obtained planning approval from the NSW Department of Planning, Industry & Environment in August 2019.

Lumea will certainly supply the grid link services for the life of the project with construction expected to commence later this year, as well as energisation anticipated before the end of 2022.

Matt Rebbeck, RES' Chief Executive Officer in Australia commented, "We are really happy to proceed our solid global partnership with Iberdrola and are excited to see the project progression with them. We would like to give thanks to the forward-thinking NSW Department for Planning Industry and also Environment, Lumea, the local Narrandera Shire Council and also the local area who have shown huge assistance for this project."

" Having actually delivered multiple large-scale renewable resource projects in Australia, with over 1.21 GW of projects now in building and construction or operational, RES is delighted to advance one more project in NSW. The Avonlie Solar Farm will certainly develop greater than 230 full time local jobs throughout building and construction and also supply significant local advantages and provide on our vision of a future where everyone has accessibility to inexpensive zero carbon energy."

Chief Executive Officer as well as Managing Director of Iberdrola Australia, Ross Rolfe, AO, said, "At Iberdrola Australia our method is to place customers at the centre of the energy transition. We are seeing a quickly growing variety of industrial and also commercial consumers adopting Net Zero targets and transitioning to one hundred per cent sustainable electrical energy contracts."

" At Iberdrola Australia we invest not only in affordable renewables-- like the 245MW Avonlie Solar Farm-- but additionally flexible, fast beginning firming capacity, making sure the electrical energy system continues to be reputable as eco-friendly penetration expands. This optimised portfolio allows us to offer our growing consumer base with long-lasting electrical energy agreements that are at as soon as dependable, cost effective and also tidy."

Lumea's Ceo, Richard Lowe said "We congratulate RES and Iberdrola on accomplishing this milestone. Lumea is delighted to continue our partnership with both clients and also provide ingenious technological solutions as well as industrial approaches called for to promptly deliver reliable, renewable resource to the National Energy Market."

The project will straight connect to a dual 132kV grid link which travels through the project website.

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