Project

Birriwa Solar Farm and Battery Project

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
Birriwa Solar Farm and Battery Project

UPC\AC Renewables Australia proposes to develop the Birriwa Solar Farm and Battery Project. The project consists of a 600-megawatt (MW) solar farm and a centralised or a direct current (DC)-coupled battery energy storage system (BESS) with a capacity of up to 1,000 MW and four hours of storage. The capacity and storage of the BESS are yet to finalised.

The project will be located in Birriwa, approximately 15 kilometres south-west of Dunedoo, in the Mid-Western Regional Council local government area, within the Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone (REZ).

The project will connect to the National Electricity Market via a transmission line currently being developed by the NSW Government as part of the REZ infrastructure program. UPC\AC are investigating different options to connect to the proposed REZ transmission link.  

Key Dates

Oct 2021 Project Announcement

Procurement

Procuring Agency: UPC\AC Renewables Australia

PROJECT HISTORY

Oct 2021 UPC\AC Renewables Australia submitted the scoping report to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) and requested the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the project.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Media releases
2021/10/12