Thunderbolt Energy Hub Wind Farm




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Preferred bidder announced

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Thunderbolt Energy Hub Wind Farm
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Greenfield (construction) or brownfield (government asset divestment) projects needed or likely to occur within the next five years, but is not formally proposed by a state, territory or major local government.

Credibly proposed

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Announced

The project has a firm commitment and timeline from a state, territory or major local government, but has not yet entered the market.

Under procurement

The project or transaction is under procurement (such as a call for Expressions of Interest, requests for tender, or another offer to the market).

Preferred bidder announced

A preferred bidder has been selected and is in exclusive negotiations.

Recently closed

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ANZIP is focused only on major infrastructure activity, above the following thresholds:

Australia

Construction projects: > AUD$300m

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New Zealand

All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million



STATUS: Prospective pipeline
SECTOR: Energy
JURISDICTION: NSW
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

Project Scope

The Project includes the construction, operation and maintenance of approximately 70 turbines, totaling 380 megawatts of generation. Associated infrastructure is also proposed including roads, operation and maintenance buildings, civil works and electrical infrastructure required to connect to the existing transmission network. The project is located in the New England Renewable Energy Zone.

The key components of the Project include:

  • approximately 70 wind turbines with a total height of approximately 250 metres
  • electrical connections between the proposed wind turbines consisting of a combination of underground cables and overhead powerlines
  • two new substations and transmission connections to connect the proposed turbines to the 330kV transmission line network, and
  • other associated infrastructure including access roads and tracks, operation and maintenance buildings and construction facilities.

 


 

Financing 

The project is being developed and financed by NEOEN.

 


 

Procurement

The project is being overseen by NEOEN.

 


 

Project History

Dec 2020: The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements to the wind farm, solar farm and battery for the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment of the project.



Last reviewed: 12/04/2021

Thunderbolt Energy Hub Wind Farm
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