With the 95 MW Susan River Solar Farm online, Queensland says it has 13 further large-scale renewable energy projects under construction, which will add more than 1.2 GW of clean energy capacity when online. Pictured is the sign for passing the Tropic of Capricorn in Queensland. (Photo Credit: Figaro/www.goodfreephotos.com)
- Elliot Green Power has completed and energized the 95 MW Susan River Solar Farm in Australia’s Queensland state
- It was constructed by Biosar Energy that also provides O&M services for the project
- It is the 20th renewable generation project to come online in the state in the past 2 years
- The state government says 13 more large-scale projects are currently being constructed here
Australia’s Queensland now has a 95 MW PV power plant online, which is one of the state’s biggest solar farms. Independent power producer (IPP) Elliot Green Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elliott Management Corporation, invested AUD175 million ($127 million) to set up the 95 MW Susan River Solar Farm on the Fraser Coast in Maryborough.
While ESCO Pacific Pty Ltd developed the project, Biosar Energy through its Australian arm has been in charge of construction and O&M services for the 95 MW project.
The project with 290,000 solar panels is the 2oth renewable generation project to come online in Queensland over the past 2 years. The state government says there are 13 large-scale projects currently under construction in the region.
“These 13 large-scale projects will generate more than 1,200 MW, boost investment by around $2.5 billion and most importantly create more than 1900 jobs during construction,” said state Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham.
Elliot Green is also in the process of commissioning another 75 MW Childers Solar Farm, 50 km away from the Susan River project.
In September 2018, Queensland’s government launched a new renewable energy focused utility CleanCo to own low and no emission power generation assets in the state. It will also build, construct, own and maintain new projects of this kind (see Queensland Launches New RE Focused Utility).