Project

The Plains Solar Farm

PROJECT STATUS
Prospective
The Plains Solar Farm

The Plains Solar Farm would comprise the development of a 500 megawatt peak solar farm and 400-megawatt / 1.6-gigawatt hour Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), located within the Plains Renewable Energy Park within the NSW South-West Renewable Energy Zone. 

Project infrastructure construction features would include:

  • 900,900 panels of solar arrays, with a generating capacity of 500 megawatts
  • a 400-megawatt / 1.6-gigawatt hour BESS
  • power station 
  • electrical reticulation network 
  • access roads, and
  • infrastructure for ancillary activties including construction compound, temporary laydown areas and O&M building.

Key Dates

Nov 2022 Project Announcement
2026 Expected Construction Commencement
2028 Expected Construction Completion

Procurement

Procuring Agency: ENGIE

PROJECT HISTORY

Nov 2022 The NSW Department of Environment and Planning published ENGIE's Request for the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements and Scoping Report for the Plains Solar Farm, a component of the Plains Renewable Energy Park.
Dec 2022 The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements were issued for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement of the project.
Sector
Energy
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
New South Wales |
Resources
Government resources
NSW Major Projects Portal
Project pages
ENGIE