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.
|Nov 2022||Project Announcement|
|2026||Expected Construction Commencement|
|2028||Expected Construction Completion|
|Nov 2022||The NSW Department of Planning and Environment 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 and Environment Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements were issued for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement of the project.|