A multinational energy producer hopes to build a $1 billion hybrid power plant development in South Australia.
France-headquartered Neoen has announced ambitious plans to build its Goyder South Wind Solar and Battery Project near Burra, 157 km north of Adelaide.
920 jobs promised
The project involves building a 1200 megawatt (MW) wind farm, 600 MW solar farm and 900 MW battery storage facility in three stages. About 900 construction jobs will be created plus 20 operational positions if approved.
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Interconnector supercharges project
South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the proposed SA-New South Wales Interconnector will support the Goyder South project.
“The $1.5 billion SA-NSW interconnector will provide a freeway for renewable energy from South Australia to the eastern seaboard, enabling huge renewables projects such as Goyder South to turn South Australia into an energy powerhouse,” he said in a statement published by The Lead.
“Four more large solar farms worth billions of dollars are also planned along the interconnector route, which runs from Robertstown in SA’s Mid North and Wagga Wagga in NSW.”