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.
|Nov 2017||Project Announcement|
|Jul 2022||Expected Construction Commencement|
|Jul 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.|