Construction on 4GW hybrid renewable energy project in NSW soon to commence
By Russell Burford on 03 December 2018
A development of a 4GW hybrid renewable energy project in New South Wales’ New England tablelands has been proposed by a joint venture between Energy Estate and MirusWind, approximately 55 kilometres south of Armidale.
The Walcha Energy project will comprise of wind, solar, pumped hydro and battery storage facilities, located within close proximity to the NSW transmission system and the Hunter Valley coal plants. Designed by Aurecon, the project developers are also planning to build a new substation and renewable energy hub close to the town of Uralia in order to support the power generation from the Walcha Energy Project.
With the first stage to include approximately 1GW of wind power together with 400MW solar, the Walcha Energy project is going to be developed in stages and is set to become the largest renewable energy project to be connected to Australia’s main grid, the National Electricity Market.
Construction on Stage 1 is set to commence in 2020.