Project

Goulburn River Solar Farm

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
Goulburn River Solar Farm

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 in the NSW Hunter region, 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.

Key Dates

Feb 2022 Project Announcement
Jun 2023 Expected Construction Commencement

Procurement

Procuring Agency: Lightsource BP

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
Estimated Total Cost
(2021)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
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