Enel starts commissioning 93 MW of solar in Australia

At the 93 MW Girgarre Solar Farm in central Victoria, Australia, the last of nearly 170,000 solar panels has been erected, according to Enel Green Power, the renewable energy division of the Italian energy firm Enel.

The process of commissioning has commenced.

Located approximately 50 kilometers west of Shepparton, the AUD 140 million ($92.4 million) solar farm is expected to start operating in early 2025.

When the power plant is fully operational, it is anticipated to produce roughly 200 GWh of energy annually.

A long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) between the solar project and the Japanese-owned electricity retailer SmartestEnergy, which guarantees that its commercial and industrial clients would get the solar project’s electricity, supports the project.

The Girgarre Solar Farm was first announced in 2023 and construction was formally started in September of the same year.

Beon, located in Victoria, was the project’s EPC contractor; Longi supplied the modules, Nextracker the trackers, and Ingeteam the inverters.

Enel Green Power Australia entered the Australian market in 2017 and is currently operating three solar farms: the small 27 MW Cohuna Solar Farm in Victoria and the Bungala One and Two projects in South Australia, which together have a capacity of 220 MW.

Enel Green Power Australia is owned by the Italian utilities major Enel and the Japanese oil and gas giant Inpex.

Additionally, it has said that it has been granted permission to connect a 20 MW battery and 96 MW solar farm located in the central west of New South Wales.

Additionally, it has declared that it is constructing the 76 MW Flat Rocks wind project in Western Australia and has been granted connection clearance for a 20 MW battery and 96 MW solar farm in the central west of New South Wales.

Source Enel 

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