AEMO Services has unveiled four new renewable energy projects worth $2.5 billion, including two solar farms, a wind farm and a long duration battery.
The battery, by RWE Renewable’s Australia, is an Australian first with its ability to deliver eight hours of continuous discharge of stored electricity and will be established in the South West Renewable Energy Zone.
ACEN Australia will set up a 720MW New England Solar Farm in the New England Renewable Energy Zone and a 400MW Stubbo Solar Farm in the Central West Orana Renewable Energy Zone.
Meanwhile, Goldwind Australia is set to 275MW Coppabella Wind Farm in the Southern Tablelands.
The four projects total 1.4GW of renewable energy generation, taking New South Wales (NSW) to 4.1GW of its legislated 12GW target by 2030, while helping replace the state’s existing coal-fired generators.
The announcement comes as the first round of an ongoing 10-year plan, where every six months tenders will occur to support NSW transitioning to reliable, clean, cheaper, renewable energy.
AEMO Services expects these projects to be operational and connected to the grid at the time of the expected closure of Eraring Power Station – as early as 2025/26.
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