Another Huge Renewable Energy Park Proposed For South Australia

| September 11, 2019

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The Adelaide Advertiser reports (paywall) French company Neoen will announce “Goyder South”, which is to be constructed in the Burra region. The Advertiser states the total project involves 1200MW of wind power, 600MW of solar energy capacity and 900MW of battery storage. The first stage will be one-third the capacity of each, with subsequent stages dependent on Project EnergyConnect being completed – the interconnector between Robertstown in South Australia and Wagga Wagga in New South Wales. Plans are yet to be lodged with the State Commission Assessment Panel for Goyder South as Neoen will be seeking community feedback first. Such a project could provide a much-needed cash injection and jobs boost for the area, which has been in the grip of a particularly nasty drought for quite some time. Back in June, a farmer at World’s End (near Burra) was at the point he was having to feed dumped onions to his stock as the price of conventional feed was too high.

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