Thunderbolt Energy Hub




PROJECT
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STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
Thunderbolt Energy Hub
Thunderbolt Energy Hub Solar Farm and Battery
Thunderbolt Energy Hub Wind Farm
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

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

Project Scope

The Thunderbolt Energy Hub would be a hybrid renewable energy project which will combine around 380 megawatts of wind, 120 megawatts of solar generation and a 400 megawatt battery. The project is located in the New Engalnd Renewable Energy Zone, near the Thunderbolt Wind Farm.

The project is divided into two sections:

  • the 120MW solar farm and 400MW battery, and
  • the 380MW wind farm.

 


 

Financing 

 

The project is being developed and financed by NEOEN.

 


 

Procurement

 

The project is being overseen by NEOEN.

 

 



Last reviewed: 25/01/2021

Thunderbolt Energy Hub Solar Farm and Battery


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Thunderbolt Energy Hub Solar Farm and Battery

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

Project Scope

The Project includes the construction, operation, and maintenance of the solar farm and battery infrastructure. Associated infrastructure is also proposed including operation and maintenance of 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:

 

  • construction of a 120MW Thunderbolt Energy Hub solar farm, which will include approximately 320,000 flat plate PV modules, and
  • a 400 MW lithium-ion battery which stores energy produced by the solar and wind farm.

 

 


 

Financing 

 

The project is being developed and financed by NEOEN.

 


 

Procurement

 

The project is being overseen by NEOEN.

 


 

Project History 

Dec 20: The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment issued the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) for the Thunderbolt Energy Hub - Solar Farm and Battery project. The EIS will now be prepared.



Last reviewed: 25/01/2021

Thunderbolt Energy Hub Wind Farm


PROJECT
PIPELINE
STATUS

Prospective pipeline

Credibly proposed

Announced

Under procurement

Preferred bidder announced

Recently closed
 Thunderbolt Energy Hub Wind Farm

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.



Last reviewed: 25/01/2021

Thunderbolt Energy Hub
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