Darlington Point Solar Farm

The Darlington Point Solar Farm is a 333.0 MW DC single-axis tracking project located approximately 10km south of the town of Darlington Point in the Murrumbidgee shire of western-NSW and on 1,993 acres of former grazing land adjacent to TransGrid’s Darlington Point substation at Donald Ross Drive.

The Darlington Point Solar Farm is jointly owned by Octopus Investments and Edify Energy and has an approximate capital cost of $450m. A power purchase agreement has been entered into with Delta Electricity for the supply of 150 MW of renewable energy.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment granted the Development Consent for Darlington Point Solar Farm on 7 December 2018. A copy of the Planning Approvals and related documents can be found here.

A turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract has been awarded to a consortium of Signal Energy and Canadian Solar, and the latter will also provide Operations and Maintenance Services under Edify Energy’s overall Asset Management.

Individuals and businesses wishing to explore opportunities at Darlington Point Solar Farm please contact darlingtonpointsolar@signalenergy.com

A job fair and community forum was held in Darlington Point in late-February, details can be found here.

EIS and Statutory Approvals
Full details of current statutory approvals and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and all associated appendices can be located at the NSW Planning Portal website at the following link: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/5266

The main body of the project EIS is also attached here.

Approved Plans
The approved plans required under condition of consent are as per follows and attached:
Accommodation and Employment Strategy
Biodiversity Management Plan
Chance Finds Protocol
Environmental Management Strategy
Traffic Management Plan

Project Staging
The current construction activities relate to installation of the solar farm components only. Installation of the proposed battery storage facility may be constructed at a future date.

Community Feedback and Complaints
Community feedback and complaints can be made to the following contact details
Email:
darlingtonpointsolar@signalenergy.com
Phone:
Chris Stewart (Safety, Health, Environment and Construction Manager): +61 448 611 785
Bevan Cassels (Construction Manager): +61 448 338 807

A copy of the current feedback and complaints register can be found here.

Audits
Copies of audit reports and response to audit reports can be found here.

 

Project information

Installed capacity

333.0 MW DC

Commercial Operations Date

Generation

685,000 MWh per annum

Housholds powered

115,000

Project gallery

Media

Octopus Investments and Edify Energy finance New $450 million solar farm

Edify Energy and Delta Electricity enter into a Power Purchase Agreement for supply of 150MW of renewable energy

Employment expressions of interest

Individuals and businesses wishing to explore opportunities at Darlington Point Solar Farm please contact Signal Energy at darlingtonpointsolar@signalenergy.com

Signal Energy are looking after all employment opportunities at the Darlington Point Solar Farm. People looking for work should email Signal Energy at darlingtonpointsolar@signalenergy.com

Get in touch

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