Hillston Sun Farm achieves 100% generation milestone

Aerial shot of Hillston Sun Farm in NSW
Hillston Sun Farm (Image: Amp Energy)

Amp Power Australia, the Australian operating company of global developer Amp Energy, has achieved 100 per cent generation at its 120MW Hillston Sun Farm in NSW.

The Hillston solar project reached full generation in less than three months from first energisation.

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”Reaching full output ahead of schedule is a testament to the cooperation of all stakeholders, in particular the Distribution Network Service Provider Essential Energy, and the proactive management from our local team,” Amp Australia executive vice president Dean Cooper said.

Hillston has secured green finance status with lenders Natixis and Export Development Canada. The Hillston project will generate approximately 235,00MWh of clean energy annually, which is forecasted to avoid in excess of 160,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

This Hillston generation milestone brings Amp’s operating portfolio in Australia to 160MWdc in New South Wales. Amp’s late-stage development portfolio includes the Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia, a strategic portfolio of 1.36GWdc of large scale integrated Solar PV and 550MW of Battery Energy Storage assets, located in South Australia.

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Amp’s expansion in Australia will include the integration of Amp X, a proprietary digital energy platform owned by Amp. Amp X includes an Artificial Intelligence powered Virtual Power Plant capability, which enables real-time autonomous control and optimised dispatch of Battery Energy Storage and flexible energy assets across the grid.

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