Neoen has unveiled its plans for a massive new renewable super hub in South Australia featuring wind, solar and battery storage facilities.
Neoen Australia, a subsidiary of French renewable energy producer Neoen, and the company that operates the world’s largest Lithium-ion battery has unveiled its plans for a massive new renewable super hub in South Australia featuring wind, solar and battery storage facilities.
The Goyder South Renewable Power Station will have the capacity to deliver nearly 1.2 GW of wind power and 600 MW of solar power, and the facility will also have a battery storage capacity of 900 MW.
Neoen said that the power station will be built in three phases. The first stage, comprising about one-third of the capacity, and totalling around USD 1 billion, may begin construction this year, however, the second and third phases will depend on the construction of the USD 1.03 billion SA-NSW inter-connector which will be designed to transmit renewable energy between South Australia and the Eastern seaboard.
South Australia Minister for Energy and Mining Dan van Holst Pellekaan said that the French company’s plan for the enormous Goyden South project is a resounding endorsement of the inter-connector and the Marshall Government’s policies for cheaper, more reliable and sustainable power.
“The investment potential of the SA-NSW inter-connector is one of the reasons why the Marshall Liberal Government granted the nation-building infrastructure ‘Major Project Status’. Modelling released earlier this year shows that small and medium businesses with significant electricity consumption will save many thousands of dollars each year when the inter-connector is energised,” he added.
Four more large solar farms worth billions of dollars are also planned along the interconnector route which runs from Robertstown in SA’s Mid North and Wagga Wagga in NSW. “The SA-NSW will help deliver our aspiration of net 100 percent renewables in the 2030s, lower power prices and delivering a higher growth future for all South Australians,” Pellekaan added.