New England Solar Farm




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New England Solar Farm
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STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $768M AUD
SECTOR: Energy
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project scope

The New England Solar Farm is a proposed solar farm located 6km east of Uralla, NSW, to be developed by UPC Renewables Australia Pty Ltd. The project comprises more than 2.4 million solar panels, 150 power conversion units and a lithium-ion battery storage facility. The project has a generation capacity of up to 800 megawatts, which will be connected to TransGrid's existing transmission line that transects the development site.

The State Significant Development application was approved by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in December 2019. However, the application was later referred to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) for determiniation due to 67 public objections being received during exhibition. In March 2020, the development proposal was approved by the IPC and deemed to be in the public interest.

 

Project History

March 2020: The Independent Planning Commission approved the State Significant Development application and granted Development Consent.
December 2019: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment approved the development proposal.



Last reviewed: 02/06/2020

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