NSW Roadmap Tenders greenlights 312 MW in new renewable energy

Two new Central-West projects, now with the security of Long-Term Energy Service Agreements (LTESA), represent significant additions to NSW's growing pipeline of renewable energy projects.

Maryvale site by Gentari
The Maryvale Solar and Energy Storage Site. Image: Gentari

The NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap continues to advance the transformation of the energy system with the awarding of two new Long-Term Energy Service Agreements (LTESAs), totaling a maximum capacity of 312 MW, to projects in the Central-West region through its fourth tender.

Since the Roadmap's inception, seven wind and solar projects have received support through LTESAs, along with four long-duration storage infrastructure projects, marking significant progress towards NSW's future energy system.

The successful projects from Tender Round 4 are:

1. Maryvale Solar and Energy Storage Project: A 172 MW, 372 MWh innovative hybrid solar and energy storage plant near Dubbo, designed to generate renewable energy during the day and supply essential power to the grid during peak demand periods. From Gentari Renewables Australia.

2. Flyers Creek Wind Farm: A 140 MW wind farm with 38 turbines located between Orange and Blayney, featuring turbines with a rotor diameter of 137 meters. From Iberdrola Australia, it is expected to be operational this year.

AEMO Services’ Executive General Manager Nevenka Codevelle said that AEMO Services was conscious of the work ahead in the State’s energy transition but identified a strong sense of momentum within the market.

“These two projects are worthy additions to a healthy pipeline of projects already supported across NSW, but it is clear that we’ll need to secure further investment at or near record levels to 2030 and beyond if we are to meet our targets and deliver a reliable supply of cleaner, more affordable electricity for NSW consumers.”

New tenders, including the first tender for access rights in the South West Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) and an EnergyCo-led application process for access rights in the Central West-Orana REZ, are underway. These opportunities, coupled with support from the Commonwealth's Capacity Investment Scheme, are expected to attract further interest from investors.

Tender Round 5 under the NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap is now open, find more information here.

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