Lilyvale Solar Farm, Queensland, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Thu Aug 06 2020 06:36:11 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 100 MW
    generation capacity of FRV's Lilyvale Solar Farm located around 50 km North-East of Emerald, in Central Queensland.
  • ? GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 45,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 175,000 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • 396
    hectares of rural land will be used for the farm. The solar farm will be connected to the electricity network via the existing Lilyvale substation.
  • 379,260
    photovoltaic modules with single-axis tracking systems will be used and 25 transformer centres constructed.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), EPC and O&M: Acciona and Gransolar , Distribution: Ergon Energy.
  • $120 million
    estimated project cost
  • 200
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 5
    FTE during operational phase.
  • 3Q2017
    Proposed start of construction with 12 - 18 months required for completion.
  • Sep 2015
    Project received development approval.
  • 07 Feb 2017
    12 year PPA signed with Ergon Energy.
  • 28 Sep 2017
    Fotowatio Renewable Ventures reaches financial close. Financing was closed with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG) and the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).
  • 05 Oct 2017
    A joint venture between Gransolar (GRS) and ACCIONA Industrial awarded turnkey EPC contract.
  • 15 Aug 2018
    A generation authority application submitted to the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Queensland.
  • Oct 2018
    Ergon announces construction is nearing completion.
  • 30 Nov 2018
    ISE Ingenia reports they are working on the commissioning of the project after conducting the detailed engineering, technical assistance during construction and as-built documentation.
  • 12 Mar 2019
    Project joins the grid and begins production.