The proposed Goulburn River Solar Farm would be a 520-megawatt (MW) solar farm and 260 megawatt / 520-megawatt hour Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) located approximately 28 kilometres south of Merriwa. The project, proposed by Lightsource BP, would include the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of the solar farm and BESS.
The project also includes the construction of a substation and connection to the existing 500-kilovolt transmission line.
|Feb 2022||Project Announcement|
|2023||Expected Construction Commencement|
|Procuring Agency:||Lightsource BP|
|Dec 2021||The project proponent, Lightsource BP, submitted a Scoping Report and requested the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements for the project.|
|Feb 2022||The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements were issued for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the project.|
|Jun 2023||The project's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was placed on public exhibition, closing on 10 July.|