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Nevertire solar farm begins sending power to NSW grid

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Nevertire Solar Farm starts sending small amounts of its 132MW nameplate capacity to the grid from its location near Warren, in New South Wales’ north-west.

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The 132MW Nevertire Solar Farm being developed by UK hedge fund subsidiary, Elliott Green Power, has started send power to the grid from its location near Warren, in the state’s north-west.

As you can see in the graph below, supplied by Paul McArdle from Global Roam, the providers of our popular NEM-Watch widget, Nevertire made its first contribution to the NEM at around midday on Sunday, reaching output levels of around 25MW, which will be one of its initial “hold points”.

The project – formerly owned by Epuron – started construction in July of 2018 under EPC contractor Biosar, after reaching financial close in May 2018.

EPG is also the developer of two south-east Queensland projects – the 98MW Susan River and the 78MW Childers solar farms – which it bought from ESCO Pacific in January.

Nevertire is one of many big solar projects set to come online in New South Wales, which has a full to bursting pipeline of PV projects in various stages of the development pipeline.

The state government last month announced the creation of its first renewable energy zone, which aims to facilitate 3,000MW of wind and solar to the market and help replace the state’s ageing coal generators.

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  1. Chris Drongers 6 months ago

    That is a big, variable generator on a skinny powerline with episodic major loads (pumps, unlikely to be needed this summer). I am surprised that this Nevertire solar won’t disrupt system stabikiy but a similar sized solar farm with a big smoothing battery on a major power line is considered likely to cause problems. Weird.

    • Andrew Roydhouse 6 months ago

      Nothing to do with ‘connections’ of course…..

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