Sebastopol Solar Farm, New South Wales, Australia - Project details and construction updates

Last Modified: Mon Apr 20 2020 07:28:49 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 90 MW
    planned installed capacity of the Sebastopol Solar Farm located approximately 17 kilometres south of Temora in southern New South Wales, within the Temora and Junee Local Government Areas. The project is also expected to have battery storage.
  • 33 GWh
    proposed to be generated per year.
  • 40,000
    approximate number of households that can be powered by the farm each year.
  • 77,600 tonnes
    estimated reduction in CO2 emissions each year, once the farm is operational, the equivalent of taking about 27,700 cars off the road each year.
  • 248 hectares
    of rural land currently used for stock grazing and cultivation will be used. The solar farm will connect to the existing 132 kv Essential Energy transmission line which runs west of the site. The solar farm layout avoids most environmental constraints and has been designed to minimise the removal of remnant native vegetation.
  • 308,000
    solar panels expected to be used.
  • 3
    major organisations involved: 1) Project owner and developer: FRV, ib vogt 2) EPC & O&M: ib vogt 3) PPA: 15 year with Snowy Hydro.
  • $160 million
    estimated project cost.
  • 150
    peak jobs during construction phase.
  • 2 - 3
    FTE during operational phase.
  • Feb 2019
    Project granted planning consent by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, with no objections received.
  • Aug 2019
    ib vogt announces it has executed a grid connection agreement with Essential Energy. Early EPC work commences.
  • Mar 2020
    ib vogt sells the asset to FRV.
  • Mar 2020
    FRV announces it has signed a new power purchase agreement (PPA) with Snowy Hydro.