Vena Energy commissioned 95 MW »Tailem Bend« solar project in Australia
Post date: 04/06/2019 - 17:22
Vena Energy Australia has officially completed its 95 MW »Tailem Bend« solar project. The opening follows the $200 million project achieving »first generation« in February this year, when the first batch of more than 390,000 PV panels were switched on as part of a staged testing and commissioning process. The plant is located 100 km south-east of Adelaide in South Australia. »Tailem Bend« joins »Bungala« solar farm near Port Augusta as the first large-scale solar projects to begin production in South Australia. The project is expected to deliver 200,000 MWh of renewable energy per year.
Snowy Hydro Limited signed a 22-year offtake agreement for 100 percent of the project's energy output. According to Snowy Hydro's CEO Paul Broad »Tailem Bend« was the first solar project that the company contracted with.
In Australia, Vena Energy is progressing over 2,400 MW of renewable energy projects across the country including »Tailem Bend« solar project stage 2, which is similar in size to the first »Tailem Bend« solar project, and a »Tailem Bend« battery energy storage project.
Headquartered in Singapore, Vena Energy is a renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), with more than 180 assets comprising about 12 GW in operation, construction and development.