Yatpool Solar Farm, Victoria, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Tue Apr 21 2020 07:53:47 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 106 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Yatpool Solar Farm, located in the north west town of Yatpool, Victoria.
  • ? GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year.
  • 110,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • ? tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational.
  • ?
    acres of land will be used for the solar farm.
  • 340,000
    solar modules mounted on NEXTracker self-powered, horizontal single-axis tracking system.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: Island Green Power and Overland Sun Farming, EPC and O&M: BayWa RE and Beon Energy, PPA: Flow Power (28 MW).
  • $? million
    project cost.
  • 300
    peak jobs during construction phase with 190 of these being regional recruits. Beon Energy partnered with the Andrews Government to employ 46 Jobs Victoria workers (like Ali & Kienen in the picture) both at this project as well as the sister Karadoc solar farm project. Jobs Victoria is a programme run by the state govt where partners work locally to identify the needs of employers and support job seekers into jobs that meet those needs.
  • ?
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Apr 2019
    Start of construction.
  • 04 Sep 2018
    Delivery and installation of 66/22kV 100MVA transformer at the Yatpool Collector substation completed.
  • 29 Jan 2019
    Flow Power inks 10 year PPA for 28 MW output of the project.
  • 11 Sep 2019
    Major milestone achieved with the final row of panels installed.
  • 20 Dec 2019
    The Australian Energy Market Operator informs owners of solar projects in western Victoria that the local grid is “balanced on a knife edge” and warns of further delays in connection of new solar farms in the region. As a result, grid connection and commissioning of the project will be delayed.