Enel Green Power starts construction of new 34 MW solar plant in Australia
Post date: 22/04/2019 - 11:19
Enel’s renewable energy subsidiary, Enel Green Power Australia Pty Ltd., has started construction of the 34.2 MW »Cohuna Solar Farm« in the Shire of Gannawarra, in the State of Victoria, approximately 8 kilometres south of the town of Cohuna. Investment in the construction of the solar facility amounts to more than $42 million.
»Cohuna« is set to enter into commercial operation by the end of 2019 and is expected to generate up to 77 GWh each year. The solar project, which will be composed of around 87,000 bifacial modules, will be connected to the local distribution grid through the Cohuna Zone Substation.
This project is backed by a 15-year support agreement with the State of Victoria for the generation of energy and green certificates. The agreement was awarded to Enel Green Power Australia through a renewable energy reverse auction launched by Victoria in November 2017 for 650 MW of renewable capacity, of which 100 MW was earmarked for solar. The tender is part of Victoria’s Renewable Energy Target to source 25 percent of its electricity production from renewables by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025.
Enel Green Power Australia, in joint venture with Dutch Infrastructure Fund owns the 275.4 MW »Bungala Solar« PV project, which is located near Port Augusta, South Australia, and is the largest solar facility currently producing energy in the country.