Wellington North Solar Farm

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Wellington North Solar Farm

Wellington North Solar Farm, being developed by Lightsource, is a proposed 300-megawatt solar farm to be located approximately seven kilometres north-east of Wellington, NSW. The facility is to be located within the proposed Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone, and will include:

  • approximately 1.2 million fixed and single-axis tracking solar panels with a combined 300 megawatts of generation capacity
  • 155 inverter stations
  • an on-site substation
  • a 2.4 kilometre, 330 kilovolt overhead transmission line to connect the solar farm to TransGrid's existing Wellington substation, and
  • associated ancillary infrastructure.

The project is also approved for a battery energy storage system, however, this is not currently in the scope.

Key Dates

Nov 2017 Project Announcement
Dec 2022 Construction Commencement
Sep 2024 Expected Construction Completion


Nov 2017 AGL submitted a Preliminary Environmental Assessment report to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment requesting the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEAR's).
Dec 2017 The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements were issued for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the project.
Aug 2018 The Environmental Impact Statement for the project was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Jul 2020 Lightsource bp purchased the project from AGL Energy.
Apr 2021 The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment approved the project and declared it a State Significant Development.
Dec 2022 Lightsource BP secured financial close on the green finance package for the Wellington North and Wunghnu solar farms, enabling construction commencement.
Estimated Total Cost
Procurement approach
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