AusNet Services is constructing the transmission connection for the 204 MW ‘Bulgana Green Power Hub’ located near Stawell in the Wimmera region of central western Victoria. The transmission connection will include a transmission line and a terminal station linking in to AusNet Services’ Victorian transmission network.
The Bulgana Green Power Hub, owned by Neoen, consists of 56 wind turbines and a 21MW/34MWh lithium-ion battery storage system which, once fully commissioned, are expected to generate more than 750,000 MWh of clean, renewable electricity into the national power grid. The reduction in emissions is equivalent to taking 230,000 cars off the road or planting 1.2 million trees, with enough power to supply 130,000 Victorian homes with renewable energy.
The project is set to supply up to 15 per cent of its power to a new high-tech 40 hectare glasshouse facility being developed by Nectar Farms; both projects estimated to lead to more than 1,300 direct jobs in the Stawell region and 270 ongoing. The other 85 per cent of power generated will be fed directly into the national power grid.
Using proven battery technology, the facility will also be one of the first and largest grid-scale batteries in the world.
The aim of this project is to develop an environmentally and economically sound wind and storage facility which will improve Victoria’s energy security, reduce power prices for consumers and facilitate greater uptake of renewable energy. Using proven battery technology, the facility will be one of the first and largest grid-scale batteries in the world. The wind farm is owned by Neoen.
Neoen is an Independent Power Producer specialised in renewable energy projects. Neoen develops, finances, constructs, operates and maintains its projects as a fully integrated renewable energy player, with a genuine long-term approach.
Neoen operates across multiple renewable energy technologies, including solar, wind, biomass and storage. With over 1,000MW currently operating or under construction globally, Neoen aims to achieve installed capacity of over 3,000GW by 2020.
Active in Australia since 2012, Neoen has established strong local teams with capabilities in development, financing, construction and operations, and is the owner & manager of the DeGrussa Solar/Storage facility in WA, the Hornsdale Wind Farm in SA, the Parkes Solar Farm in NSW, Dubbo Solar Hub in NSW, Griffith Solar Farm in NSW, and the Coleambally Solar Farm in NSW.