Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park

Last Modified: Thu Jan 16 2020 09:26:03 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 370 MW
    planned generation capacity of the The Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park (PAREP), which is located near the former Northern Power Station on the coastal plain south-east of Port Augusta. It will be one of the largest hybrid renewables projects in the Southern Hemisphere. 220 MW - Wind, 150 MW - Solar
  • 900 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 180,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 400,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the project is fully operational.
  • 5,400 hectares
    area covered by the Park, it will occupy land running from Port Paterson in the north, to Winninowie in the south and spanning Highway One.
  • 1,600,000
    Estimated number of solar panels that will be installed.
  • 59
    Number of wind turbines that will be installed.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Iberdrola and DP Energy, EPC and O&M: Vestas and Downer, Distributor: TBD
  • $600 million
    estimated cost of the project.
  • 600
    full time jobs will be created during peak construction activities of two years - much needed in the Port Augusta area which recently saw the closure of coal-fired plants.
  • 20
    Number of FTEs needed post construction phase.
  • 2017
    expected commencement of construction and is likely to last around two years.
  • Nov 2017
    Vestas & Downer appointed as preferred contractors.
  • May 2019
    Development Authority modification requested to reduce number of turbines to 50 X 4.5 MW.
  • Jan 2020
    Spain’s Iberdrola invests $500 million in the project.