The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park project is a hybrid renewable energy development running between Port Paterson and Winnowie, South Australia.
The project involves the installation of 50 wind turbines and 250,000 solar modules together with associated infrastructure, to produce a total installed capacity of 317 megawatts on the 5400 hectare site. The power generated from the park will be exported to Davenport substation. A new 275 kilovolt substation and export cable will connect the project into the South Australian transmission network via Davenport substation.
Additional construction activities include:
- building 50 kilometres of solar panel tracks and excavation of turbine bases
- installing 100 kilometres of underground cables
- building a substation/Control Room, and
- installing underground export cable to Davenport Substation.
|Oct 2020||Construction Commencement|
|Oct 2021||Expected Construction Completion|
The project is being jointly developed by DP Energy and Iberdrola.
|Nov 2019||Approval for variation of wind turbines maximum height from 150 metres to 185 metres was granted.|
|Oct 2020||Infigen, the original Proponent of project was acquired by Iberdrola. Construction began with the project expected to commence operations in Q4 2021.|