Canadian Solar has signed O&M agreement with Gannawarra, Hayman and Daydream Solar Farm for three solar plants totaling 300 MW in Australia
China-based Canadian Solar, one of the leading global solar power companies, has announced that it has signed an Operation and Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Gannawarra Solar Farm Pty Ltd, Hayman Solar Farm Pty Ltd and Daydream Solar Farm Pty Ltd for three solar PV plants totaling 300 MW in Australia.
The Gannawara Solar Farm near Kerang in western Victoria, co-owned by Wirsol and Edify Energy, is a 60 MW single-axis tracking solar system with energy storage and it is the first large-scale solar farm in Victoria to date.
The Hayman and Daydream solar farms are located in Collinsville of Northern Queensland with a combined capacity of 240 MW, and are developed by Edify Energy and co-owned by Blackrock and Edify Energy.
John Cole, founder and chief executive of Edify Energy said “we are excited to be working with Canadian Solar as our O&M contractor on five power stations – four solar farms and an energy storage system – for which we have an ownership stake and are asset manager. Working with Canadian Solar will ensure a continued source of efficient, innovative and reliable renewable energy. We continue to lead the charge towards a smarter and cleaner energy supply for Australia.”
Canadian Solar will be responsible for plant monitoring, performance management, and preventative and corrective maintenance in all three facilities. The firm’s O&M portfolio in Australia is now over 875 MW with over 2.9 GW O&M portfolio in operation or contracted worldwide.
Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar Inc. said that as one of the leading global providers of solar system solutions for the past 18 years with extensive experience in operating and maintaining its own solar facilities, offering operations and maintenance services to customers is a natural extension of Canadian Solar’s value proposition.
“We are delighted to be selected by Wirsol and Edify Energy to provide O&M services to the 3 solar farms to minimise downtime and increase site availability. We will continue to add value to the Australian energy market by providing the best quality service, maximise production of renewable energy and enhance the value of solar assets through our O&M services.”