Abdul Latif Jameel Energy To Supply Clean Energy To Over 40,000 Homes In Australia
18 March 2020 | Source: Utilities Middle East
- FRV has reached an agreement with Snowy Hydro, one of the main electricity generation and retailing companies in Australia.
Abdul Latif Jameel Energy (ALJE), through leading global developer of renewable utility-scale projects Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), has announced the signing of a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Snowy Hydro, one of Australia’s major electricity generation and retailing companies. The agreement will permit FRV to deliver solar power generated from the 90MWac Sebastopol Solar Farm in the State of New South Wales, Australia.
Located 16km south of Temora and approximately 440km south west of Sydney in New South Wales, the plant will connect to the national grid. Its generation will be enough to supply energy to over 40,000 Australian households and avoid the emission of approximately 77,600 tons of CO2 annually, the equivalent of taking about 27,700 cars off the road each year.
Sebastopol Solar Farm’s construction and operation will contribute to the economic development of the area, with FRV projecting the creation of up to 150 jobs during the construction phase of the plant, and 2-3 operational staff for the entire life of the project. Maintenance contracts for jobs such as panel cleaning, fence repair, and road grading, etc. will also be required and will likely be met by local contractors or subcontractors. In addition, the project is expected to have a direct benefit on business volumes for local services, materials and contracting such as accommodation, food and other retail businesses in the area.
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