AusNet Services (AusNet) has been appointed by CIMIC Group company Pacific Partnerships Pty Ltd to support the grid connection of the 125MW Glenrowan Solar Farm in Victoria’s northeast. When complete in late 2023 it will provide enough clean energy to power 45,000 Australian homes.
AusNet, along with its construction partners will design, build, own and operate the transmission assets for the solar farm, 2km south-west of Glenrowan.
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AusNet chief development officer Chad Hymas said the company’s transmission expertise, local knowledge and experience delivering grid connections meant it was ideally placed to deliver the new infrastructure.
“We are proud to be supporting Victoria’s transition to renewable energy. We are supporting local jobs and delivering this project with local partners Wilson Transformer Company and PowerNet Construction to drive a more sustainable future for Victoria,” Hymas said.
Since 2017 AusNet has delivered the infrastructure to connect nearly 2GW of renewables and battery storage to the market.
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AusNet will build approximately 5km of new 33kV grid connection assets from the solar farm to the Glenrowan Terminal Station. AusNet will also install a new 120MVA transformer at the terminal station. Detailed design work is currently underway, with construction expected to commence later this year.
The Glenrowan Solar Farm will be the third renewable energy generator to connect to AusNet’s network in the Glenrowan area.