EPS Energy is proposing to invest around $1.2 billion into a new solar farm near Robertstown after receiving development approval this week for its project – a decision it says was heavily influenced by plans to build Project EnergyConnect.
The new 500mW solar plant would be capable of storing up to 250mW of battery storage, delivering sustainable renewable energy to thousands of households in SA and NSW.
Building the solar farm will also create around 275 full time construction jobs with an additional 410 jobs created in neighbouring towns to accommodate the additional workers and activity generated by the project.
EPS Energy has an additional two applications under way for similar solar farms that it hopes will also connect to the proposed interconnector – an exciting demonstration of the potential opportunities that lie ahead for new renewable energy projects should the project proceed.
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See below to read the article released in The Advertiser on 4th of July 2019.