Leading French RE producer Neoen to construct Australia’s largest solar farm
Leading French renewable energy producer Neoen announced that it has signed 352 megawatts photovoltaic (MWp) capacity PPA with CleanCo Queensland in one of Australia's "most substantial renewable energy agreement to date."
As per the statement released by Neoen, the landmark contract will enable Neoen to build Australia's largest solar farm, the 460- to-480 MWp Western Downs Green Power Hub near Chinchilla in southeast Queensland, and bring in clean energy into Powerlink Queensland's transmission network.
CleanCo, is Queensland's publicly owned clean energy company that works towards making electricity affordable, contributes towards achieving Queensland's target of 50 percent renewable by 2030 and helps create new investment and jobs in Queensland.
With this agreement, Neoen confirms its status as Australia's leading independent producer of renewable energy.
The construction of the project is expected to begin by July 2020 and energy generation from the solar farm is scheduled to start by the first quarter of 2022.