You may remember that Wangaratta Council's decision in 2018 to refuse Esco Pacific's - 140MW @ Glenrowan Solar Farm Proposal (245 hectares - 49,000 homes - $150 million) was overturned by VCAT on March 24 2019. Key permit issues for Victorian solar projects were clarified in this judgement.
On June 1st 2022 developer Esco Pacific announced it had agreed to the sale of the 125MW (dc) Glenrowan solar farm to construction and engineering giant Cimic Group. Cimic subsidiary, Pacific Partnerships, has ownership of the project, while another Cimic subsidiary, UGL, expects to complete the solar farm by the end of 2023, when operations and renewable energy generation is expected to commence.
Pacific Partnerships' Glenrowan Solar Farm, which will generate an installed capacity of 130MWdc / 102MWac, was selected in early October 2022 as one of six new solar farm projects in the Victorian Renewable Energy Target 2 (VRET2) reverse auction process, securing a 10-year power purchase agreement with the state of Victoria in October 2022 for the sale of solar power from the Glenrowan Solar Farm
In mid December 2022 work started at the Glenrowan Solar Farm near Wangaratta to prepare the 245-hectare site for construction next year. "A small crew is preparing the site, building access and internal roads, installing worker amenities and a laydown area for storage of materials as well as staff parking'.
Find out more - Media Release 13 December 2023 'Site works underway at Glenrowan Solar Farm'
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