Project

Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park Stage One

PROJECT STATUS
Under Delivery
Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park Stage One

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.

Key Dates

Oct 2020 Construction Commencement
Oct 2021 Expected Construction Completion

Financing

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Equity Finance: Iberdrola

The project is being jointly developed by DP Energy and Iberdrola.

PROJECT HISTORY

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.
Estimated Total Cost
(2019)
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
South Australia |
Infrastructure Australia status
Not considered
Resources
Government resources
Turbine Revision Application
Media releases
2020/10/19
2020/10/09
Project pages
Iberdrola