Glenrowan Solar Farm celebrates full power milestone

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Glenrowan Solar Farm (Image: Pacific Partnerships)

Pacific Partnerships’ 130MW Glenrowan Solar Farm has achieved full power and completed testing three months after first energisation.

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Glenrowan Solar Farm has received conditional approval from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) to operate at full power, and is the first of six projects selected for the current Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) Auction Scheme to achieve this milestone.

Pacific Partnerships managing director Simon Nicholls said, “Glenrowan Solar Farm is now commissioned and remains on track to reach practical completion ahead of schedule—a remarkable achievement that is testament to the great work of the Pacific and UGL teams, and the collaborative approach from AEMO and the Victorian transmission network operator (AusNet).

“Achieving full power just one year after financial close demonstrates the delivery certainty of our integrated energy model, while making a meaningful contribution to driving new investment.”

The 245ha Glenrowan Solar Farm is part of a 2.5GW suite of energy projects currently under development as Pacific Partnerships makes strong progress towards its target of a 5GW energy platform.

The solar farm will continue to provide positive community benefit for the next 10 years, through its Community Benefit Sharing Program.

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The first round of grant funding was recently awarded to 11 local community groups, assisting them to meet local needs through a diverse suite of initiatives including protection and conservation of the local natural environment.

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