23 September 2022

Solar farm planned for southern NSW

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ICN NSW is working with Gransolar Construction Australia to identify local suppliers for the 300megawatt (MW) Walla Walla solar farm, between Albury and Wagga Wagga

The proposed solar farm will consist of about 900,000 solar panels across the 605‐hectare site and produce enough renewable energy to power about 90,000 NSW homes.

Located close to the Olympic Highway, the solar farm will have direct access to TransGrid’s 330 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. TransGrid will design and construct an onsite substation.

The project is in the early stages of design, with site establishment planned for the fourth quarter of 2022. Construction is expected to last about 16 to 20 months.

Work packages will include a range of projects relating to:

  • single axis tracker PV solar panels, mounted on steel frames at about 4.85 m above ground level at maximum tilt
  • 96 inverter containers
  • electrical transmission infrastructure and overhead transmission line to connect the solar farm to the existing 330 kV transmission line
  • switch room facility
  • electrical conduits and transformers
  • harmonic filter
  • underground cables
  • operation and maintenance building
  • internal roads and access points
  • parking and fencing
  • CCTV and SCADA/monitoring systems
  • weather stations
  • vegetation screening.

“Your ICN Gateway company profile and any registrations of interest you submit are used to assess your organisation’s ability to complete projects,” ICN Regional Manager Murray/Riverina Geoff Reardon said.

“Please ensure your business invests the time and energy required to represent itself in the most effective manner possible when completing or updating your company profile.”

For more information, or to submit an expression of interest, go to the Walla Walla Solar Farm gateway page.



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