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

Last Modified: Tue Apr 21 2020 07:54:53 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 112 MW
    installed capacity of the Karadoc Solar Farm, located 35km south of the township of Mildura. The farm is operational.
  • 74 GWh
    of electricity will be generated per year by the farm once operational.
  • 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.
  • 275
    hectares of land will be used for the solar farm.
  • 340,000
    solar panels that will be used. The project will utilize NEXTracker's single-axis tracking system.
  • 4
    major organisations involved: Project Developer: BayWa RE, EPC and O&M: Beon Energy, PPA: Carlton and United Breweries, Flow Power (20 MW)
  • ?
    estimated project cost.
  • 300
    peak jobs during construction phase. 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 Yatpool 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.
  • Mar 2018
    Likely start of construction with completion due late 2018.
  • 05 Mar 2018
    Contract to design, build and commission the project awarded to Beon Energy.
  • 22 Mar 2018
    Carlton & United Breweries signed a 12-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for less than half of the output of the project, which in turn will account for nearly 90 per cent of its total electricity needs.
  • Jun 2018
    Delivery and installation works at the collector substation.
  • 26 Jun 2018
    Major milestone achieved with the successful energisation and commissioning of the Karadoc Collector substation.
  • 26 Oct 2018
    Project starts feeding into the grid!
  • Dec 2018
    BayWa RE confirms CUB is now drawing all of its contracted power from the project.
  • 29 Jan 2019
    Flow Power inks 10 year PPA for 20 MW of the project's output.