NSW opens tenders for large-scale renewables

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The NSW Government will open tenders for large-scale renewables expected to deliver at least 2,500GWh of new annual generation and 600MW of long-duration storage.

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AEMO independent subsidiary AEMO Services will open the first tender round for new large-scale wind, solar and storage projects on October 4, 2022, with tender registrations opening late August.

AEMO Services runs competitive tenders for Long-Term Energy Service Agreements (LTESAs) and Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) Access Rights to support investment, construction and operation of renewable energy generation and long duration storage infrastructure in New South Wales. 

The tender is the first in a rolling schedule over the next 10 years and is designed to select projects capable of delivering new large-scale energy infrastructure as the state government looks to implement its Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap.

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The Roadmap will see at least 12GW of renewable energy generation capacity and 2GW of long-duration storage come online by 2030 as NSW prepares for the shutdown of its coal-fired generators.

For more information or to download the tender pack click here.

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