The proposed Bendemeer Renewable Energy Hub would comprise the construction, operation and decommissioning of a 210-megawatt solar farm, a 200-megawatt / 300-megawatt hour Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and associated infrastructure in Bendemeer, New South Wales.
Construction of the solar farm would include the development of:
- a 210-megawatt solar farm with 50,000 PV modules
- a 200-megawatt / 300-megawatt hour BESS
- access roads
- underground and above ground cables
- on-site substation, and
- associated operational facilities
In addition to the solar farm, a wind farm is being planned for to be located on the site.
The site is situated within the NSW New England Renewable Energy Zone.
|Jan 2022||Project Announcement|
|2024||Expected Construction Commencement|
|2025||Expected Construction Completion|
|Jan 2022||A scoping report and request for the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) was released.|
|Mar 2023||The NSW Department of Planning and Environment Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements were issued for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement of the project.|