New tender in New South Wales yields bids for 8 GW

The first tender under the Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap of the Australian state government of New South Wales has yielded bids for 8 gigawatts of total capacity. 5.5 GW are for wind and solar power plants, and 2.5 GW are for storage power plants. According to the New South Wales Department of Energy, this corresponds to the demand of 2.4 million households.
The bids will now be independently assessed and, if successful, will be awarded »long-term energy service agreements.« The level of investment in the state’s energy system made possible by the tenders is »unprecedented,« says Energy Minister Matt Kean, »which is why these tenders will run every six months for at least the next ten years.«

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