Huge Bungala Solar Power Plant To Cater 275MW of Power By 2018

The plant is estimated to create around 350 employment opportunities, the project is expected to be operational by 2018’s third quarter.

Bungala Solar Power Plant approximately 10km away from South Australia’s Port Augusta at its north-east side is under construction having a capacity of 275MW, will be among the biggest solar plants in Australia. The plant will be a key supporter of government’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) initiative, aiming to generate 23.5% of energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Huge Bungala

Reach Solar Energy’s subsidiary earlier owned by Bungala Solar Holding, acquired by Enel Green Power (EGP) and Dutch Infrastructure Fund (DIF) in April 2017 under a joint venture deal.

Divided into two phases, named Bungala Solar One and Bungala Solar Two, the projects are valued at $315million. The mid 2017 marked the construction of the first phase, and the second phase is slated to begin by end of 2017.

The plants are estimated to create around 350 employment opportunities, the project is expected to be operational by 2018’s third quarter. The project also aims to offset 520,000t of carbon dioxide emissions and fulfill the energy requirements of around 82,000 Australian homes.

Spread over 800ha of  Bungala Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) owned rural land  near Wami Kata and Emaroo in Port Augusta. The project will have more than 1.2 million installed solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. With roughly 420,000 PV modules, Bungala Solar One will cover approximately 300ha.

Source: Power-Technology

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