Neoen plans massive solar-plus-wind-plus-storage project in South Australia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Neoen Australia has unveiled a massive new wind, solar and battery project for South Australia, adding to its suite of renewable and storage projects in the country, and taking the total pipeline of renewable and storage projects in the state to more than $20 billion.The Goyder South project is earmarked for Burra, in the state’s mid north, and will comprise up to 1200MW of wind, 600MW of solar, and up to 900MW of battery storage (the number of hours of storage is yet to be determined).The first stage, comprising about one third of the capacity, and totalling around $1 billion, may begin construction this year, while the second and third stages will depend on the timing of the proposed new inter-connector between Robertsown in South Australia and Wagga Wagga in NSW. Even the first stage will be the biggest of its type in the country, and while the overall project would easily be the biggest in the state, its country ranking will depend on the fate of other projects also on the drawing board, such as 4GW Walcha project in NSW.State energy minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the Goyder South project highlighted the importance of the new [transmission] interconnector, which he said would provide a “freeway for renewable energy” from South Australia to the eastern states and turn South Australia into an energy powerhouse. “Neoen’s plan for the enormous Goyder South project is a resounding endorsement of the interconnector and the Marshall Government’s policies for cheaper, more reliable and sustainable power,” van Holst Pellekaan said in a statement.Neoen’s head of development Australia Garth Heron told Renew Economy the proposed battery would likely to be scaled for arbitrage and “firm contracts” rather than the FCAS market where the Hornsdale battery installation now makes most of its money.Neoen has bought the undeveloped but permitted Stony Gap wind project from Pallisade, which will form the basis of the project. The exact location of the turbines will be decided after consultation with the local community. Neoen will open an office in Burra soon. The company hopes to lodge development approval later this year, with hopes to begin construction in 2021, and have the first stage online by 2022.More: Neoen unveils massive wind, solar battery project in South Australia Neoen plans massive solar-plus-wind-plus-storage project in South Australialast_img

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